[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] mipsen require compilation with -DPIC since gcc-4.3

Måns Rullgård mans
Sun Sep 21 18:36:27 CEST 2008

Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> writes:

> M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com> writes:
>> Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> writes:
>>> M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>>>> Those are clearly compiler/linker bugs.
>>> Discuss with the ABI authors...
>> If it used to work, and now has stopped working, there has to be a bug
>> somewhere.  Since FFmpeg didn't change, the bug must be in gcc.
> No, it never worked.

Should I take this to mean that nobody used FFmpeg on MIPS before?

>>> If it does not impact performance (loadtime should be improved, runtime 
>>> could be impaired) I think won't be a problem applying it.
>> There is no reason for MIPS to not support textrels in shared libs.
> As Thiemo points out, MIPS never supported non-PIC shared libraries.

Mentioning this in the original email would have spared us this
discussion.  Do you have a reference for that?

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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