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Re: Enabling PIE by default for Stretch

Hi Maximiliano,

2016-10-10 14:21 GMT+02:00 Maximiliano Curia <maxy@debian.org>:
> ¡Hola Niels!
> El 2016-10-10 a las 05:44 +0000, Niels Thykier escribió:
>> Niels Thykier:
>>> As brought up on the meeting last night, I think we should try to go for
>>> PIE by default in Stretch on all release architectures!  * It is a
>>> substantial hardening feature  * Upstream has vastly reduced the performance
>>> penalty for x86  * The majority of all porters believe their release
>>> architecture is    ready for it.  * We have sufficient time to solve any
>>> issues or revert if it turns out    to be too problematic.
>>> [...]
>>>  * Deadline for major concerns:  Fri, 7th of October 2016.
>> It appears that there were no major concerns.  I will follow up #835148
>> and request PIE by default for the following architectures.
>> * amd64 * arm64 * armel * armhf * i386 * mips * mips64el * mipsel *
>> ppc64el * s390x
> Such a change will produce unneeded FTBFS's in libraries using -fPIC (such
> as qt5 and all it's dependencies).
> Afaik, -fPIC is stronger than -fPIE, at the same time, -fPIE is incompatible
> with -fPIC and -fPIE makes little sense in shared libraries.
> And while a single patch should be trivial, I fear they would be many
> specific ones.

Have you seen the results of the test-rebuild performed with the
changed defaults?

I have put together a page with related links and information where
you can find the rebuild results, too:



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