> From: Philip Guenther <guent...@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 18:40:09 -0800
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 12:59 PM Mark Kettenis <mark.kette...@xs4all.nl>
> wrote:
>  The architecture already has big PIE.  The issue is that clang doesn't
>  support secure-plt for small pic.  I haven't entirely figured out
>  what's going on here and we probably need some further fixes to clang
>  here.  On the other hand I think it is probably time to recognize
>  there is more and more bloat in the world.
>  Thoughts?
> libexec/ld.so/powerpc/Makefile.inc needs updating to match, no?
> ---
> CFLAGS += -fpic -msoft-float
> ---

Ultimately, yes.  But my immediate goal is to make it possible to
build libc++abi and libc++.

> Also, does clang support secure-plt for small pie?  If not, then
> lib/csu/Makefile needs updating too:
> ---
> # Override powerpc default of -fPIE
> # XXX if this is safe, why not override CFLAGS for alpha and sparc64 too?
> # Does it work because the csu bits come first and get the first few GOT
> # entries?
> .if ${MACHINE_ARCH} == "powerpc"
> CFLAGS+=        -fpie
> .endif

I still need to investigate this a bit further.  But fi there are no
downsides removing this bit, we probably should at some point.

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