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Re: Patch not included in e2fsprogs 1.21.

On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 01:22:50PM -0600, Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Sat Jun 16, 2001 at 03:04:28PM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > Uh, wrong. We compile _all_ shared libs using -fPIC (IOW, every .so).
> > That has nothing to do with mklibs.sh, it has to do with being a shared
> > lib. If you try to link a .so with non-PIC objects, some architectures
> > will barf all of the resulting library.
> When did we start doing that?  What arches choke (and isn't
> that a linker bug on those arches)?  That way why they invented
> the ELF relocatable object.  Penalizing all non broken arches with 
> slower fatter PIC code seems a harsh way to go.  I do not see this 
> problem on x86 or ARM...

We have _always_ required (by policy) that objects for shared libs be
compiled with -fPIC. Where have you been? That's the whole definition of
a shared library is that it is relocatable.


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