Bug#493705: libswscale0: The library has text relocations

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Mon Aug 4 10:59:56 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 04, 2008, Russell Coker wrote:
> http://etbe.coker.com.au/2007/02/10/execmod/
> The above URL has background information on the execmod denial from SE
> Linux.

 If you want to file bugs about binaries not using -fpic / -fPIC on
 i386, then I think you need to start a wider discussion on
 debian-devel@: this was debated and I understand there's now an
 exception for performance critical code (such as libswscale's case):

 I see two ways to go forward: implement a way to disable execution of
 such binaries when under SELINUX, or force usage of -fPIC, even in
 performance critical code.

Loïc Minier

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