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Re: Patch not included in e2fsprogs 1.21.

On Sat Jun 16, 2001 at 10:52:25AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 02:55:30PM +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
> > >Wouldn't building the .so with non-PIC break quite a few things?
> > 
> > Shouldn't do, as far as I can see.  Anything in particular you are thinking of?
> Isn't PIC used for a reason in shared libs? :)

No.  The reason we compile pic libs is so that mklibs.sh can
reduce them and relink the result into a new shared lib.  A 
shared lib that is not going to be reduced by mklibs.sh, need 
not be pic and will work just fine.  Pic code is bigger then
non-pic code, but the advantage is that we can relink it after
ripping stuff out. 


Erik B. Andersen   email:  andersee@debian.org, andersen@lineo.com
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