What is -fPIE (GCC) good for? [Was: Re: strange "Exec format error" (gcc4.2 suspicious)]

Harald Schmalzbauer h.schmalzbauer at omnisec.de
Mon May 21 12:41:33 UTC 2007


Hello,

a quick search told me that pie means Posix Independant Executable.
Has anybody a link handy where I can find an explanation why one would want to 
have this?

Thanks,

-Harry 


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