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

Alexander Kabaev kabaev at gmail.com
Mon May 21 12:55:54 UTC 2007


On Mon, 21 May 2007 14:41:22 +0200
Harald Schmalzbauer <h.schmalzbauer at omnisec.de> wrote:

> 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 
http://people.redhat.com/drepper/nonselsec.pdf

-- 
Alexander Kabaev
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