PIE on 64bit

Insanity Bit colintrexob at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 18:07:00 UTC 2013

On 64bit multiple services (pulseaudio, rsyslogd, many others) are shipping
without Position Independent Code. On 32bit there is a potential
performance hit for startup time... but there shouldn't be any performance
hit (or negligible) on 64bit.

"PIE on x86_64 does not have the same penalties, and will eventually be
made the default, but more testing is required."
- https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Features#pie

Is there an open bug for testing? A way for users to test and give feedback
without recompiling massive projects like pulseaudio?

13.04 still doesn't ship PIE. I would expect this would be something you'd
want to put in *before* an LTS release?
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