On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 4:38 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > It'd be interesting if people could gather similar numbers on other > platforms of more real-world relevance, such as ppc64. But based on > this small sample, I wouldn't object to just going to -fPIC across > the board.
That seems pretty sensible to me. I think we should aim for a configuration that works by default. If we use -fPIC where -fpic would have been better, the result is that on some platforms there might be a speed penalty, probably small. In the reverse situation, the build fails. I believe that the average PostgreSQL extension developer will prefer the first situation. If somebody has got an extension which is small enough to use -fpic and that person cares about minimizing the performance penalty on s390 or other platforms where they have this problem, then they can arrange an override in the opposite direction. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers