On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> I indeed think it's not safe, and it's going to get less and less safe
> on windows (or EXEC_BACKEND).  I don't think we can afford to disable
> ASLR in the long run (I indeed supect that'll just be disallowed at some
> point), and that's the only thing making it safe-ish in combination with


>> If it's not even safe there, then I guess we should remove it entirely
>> as a useless foot-gun.
> I indeed think that's the right consequence.  One question is what to
> replace it with exactly - are we guaranteed we can dynamically lookup
> symbols by name in the main binary on every platform?

I don't know the answer to that question.

Robert Haas
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