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Re: tcpdump: drop privileges by default?

On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 11:44:41PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> To take advantage of ASLR, you should build PIE binaries. Otherwise only
> the stack segment and the shared libraries get randomized. The issues
> with making PIE the default are performance and stability.

The performance issues are register pressure and VIVT cache friendliness,
right?  What is the stability issue?

Thor Lancelot Simon                               
    "Even experienced UNIX users occasionally enter rm *.* at the UNIX
     prompt only to realize too late that they have removed the wrong
     segment of the directory structure." - Microsoft WSS whitepaper

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