On 16.10.2016 08:45, Niels Thykier wrote:
> Do you know if upstream has re-evaluated this choice after gcc-5 fixed
> one of the major performance issues with PIC on i386?
That's great! Thanks for sharing this information.
However, in the case of ffmpeg the really performance critical part is
optimized in hand-written assembler code, which for i386 contains text
So the ffmpeg libraries will contain text relocations on i386 even when
built with -fPIE/-fPIC (which will be the case in the next release, since
pie was enabled upstream).
By the way, do you happen to know what problems these text relocations
cause from a security point of view?
(I thought they were incompatible with NX, but that seems not to be
the case .)
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