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Re: [patch ob] Disallow -pie and -static
On Mon, 27 Feb 2012, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> You seem to be speaking at some sort of conceptual level. At the
> conceptual level, you are correct. It is possible to define some sort
> of static PIE. But there is no such thing today, and implementing it
> will require changes to the linker. When it is implemented, we will
> change the linker such that -pie -static is not an error.
I'd say the dynamic linker itself is a static PIE. It has PT_DYNAMIC but
not PT_INTERP and does any relocation needed itself; it can be run
directly as well as as an interpreter. It is linked with today's linker,
albeit in a complicated way.
Joseph S. Myers