strange "Exec format error" (gcc4.2 suspicious)

Scott Long scottl at
Mon May 21 14:49:49 UTC 2007

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Wes Morgan <morganw at> writes:
>> I have to ask the stupidly obvious question of why isn't the compiler
>> smart enough to realize (or forcefully taught) that our platform
>> doesn't support this?
> Looking at it from the opposite perspective, how much work would it be
> to teach to support PIE?

It looks like most of the interesting magic would be in the kernel, 
actually.  KDE and Apache seem to be good candidates for benefiting
from it, which makes it interesting for FreeBSD.  I haven't been able
to find any technical details other than a broad overview in the apache


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