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Re: Patch to correct LINK_PIE_SPEC

On Mon, 15 Nov 2004, Jakub Jelinek wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 01:30:36PM +0100, Peter S. Mazinger wrote:
> > > This is incorrect.
> > > When you specify -nostdlib or -nostartfiles, you certainly want -pie
> > > being passed down to ld if given to gcc.  These options tell the compiler
> > 
> > No I certainly don't want to, and if I want to, then I'll provide a way 
> > for it.
> > 
> > > that you are taking care of using the appropriate start files and/or libraries.
> > > Not passing -pie here would be very surprising and likely breaks
> > > e.g. glibc which heavily uses -nostdlib and -nostartfiles and uses -pie
> > > too.
> > 
> > that is really glibc's problem ;)
> No, it is a bug introduced by your patch.

well, if only glibc is involved, I don't understand why it should be my 
patch's bug

> > As solution for glibc (I use it on uclibc) it can always overwrite the 
> > above by either:
> > $(LD) -pie
> > or
> > $(GCC) -Wl,-pie (I think it uses it like this, could be though wrong)
> > 
> > glibc used pie last time I checked on nscd only (could have changed 
> > though).
> Why should it? GCC -pie option means:
> 1) pass -pie to the linker if it supports it
> 2) user appropriate startfiles and/or libraries for PIE generation

yes, that's it, use appropiate startfiles (and this appropiate startfile 
should provide also path for Scrt1.o because the normal startfile 
definition won't be used)

> With gcc -pie -nostartfiles -nostdlibs only 1) applies, but gcc should
> still do that.  Of course gcc -Wl,-pie -nostartfiles -nostdlibs will work too,
> assuming ld supports -pie, but nobody should be forced to use that.

The solution proposed was for glibc...
and it is ifdefd by HAVE_LD_PIE, so we know exactly that ld supports -pie.
also glibc's configure checks for ld -pie presence and enables 
The other case if HAVE_LD_PIE is not defined (ld does not support -pie) is 
not touched.


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