Subject: Re: -fPIC: any problems to be expected?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 07/28/1998 22:09:58
On Tue, Jul 28, 1998 at 03:57:56PM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> : Doesn't the one imply the other? (gcc, ld, as, etc. are linked dynamically)
> Yes, but my point was that a bum libc would hose the whole system. The only
> worry is to make cleandir in lib and gnu/lib (and usr.sbin/amd and
> gnu/usr.bin/egcs/common if necessary) to purge all old -fpic objs so they
> won't try to link with -fPIC objs.
> : Actually, to make sure we dont break people, we should bum the minor number
> : maybe?
> "No change" beyond binary format - why bother?  :>  Even if something's
> linked against a -fPIC object, it can go back to -fpic interchangeably.

uhm, to make sure nobodys system is totally hosed, even if, say,
there is a power failure while updating libc? But then, everybody knows about
this risk, this is not specific.