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Old 05-18-10, 10:14 AM   #1
ShiningArcanine
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Default Runtime text relocations

I am using Gentoo Linux and whenever I install the nvidia-drivers, Gentoo's package manager gives a quality assurance notice about runtime text relocations:

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* QA Notice: The following files contain runtime text relocations
* Text relocations force the dynamic linker to perform extra
* work at startup, waste system resources, and may pose a security
* risk. On some architectures, the code may not even function
* properly, if at all.
* For more information, see http://hardened.gentoo.org/pic-fix-guide.xml
* Please include the following list of files in your report:
* TEXTREL usr/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA.so.195.36.24
It has been like this for as long as I can remember, although I never bothered to say anything about it until now. Is there any chance this could be fixed?

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Old 05-18-10, 12:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Runtime text reallocations

For XvMC, maybe since it's not particularly performance-critical. For libGLcore though, no; using PIC to get rid of the text relocations causes an unacceptable performance degradation.
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Old 05-18-10, 02:00 PM   #3
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For XvMC, maybe since it's not particularly performance-critical. For libGLcore though, no; using PIC to get rid of the text relocations causes an unacceptable performance degradation.
Gentoo's package manager only seems to care about the text reallocations in XvMC.

Your response suggests that the reason for having the The quality assurance warning suggests that having text relocations is rooted in performance. Would you clarify what you mean by that?
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