Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Tom Lane writes:
>> I'm not actually convinced that Sparc has a real need for -fPIC, either,
>> since Lamar could not reproduce Tom's problem, and the GOT sizes I can
>> measure on x86 are an order of magnitude smaller than the Sparc limit.
>> I pushed out the change quickly because of the impending 7.3.3 deadline,
>> but I'm more than half inclined to revert it.
> If we don't have reproduceable evidence then we shouldn't play around with
> these things in a minor release.
<shrug> It's not like using -fPIC instead of -fpic could have any worse
consequences than losing a little performance. And Callaway's word does
carry some weight with me. I plan to bug him further about what problem
he actually saw before making a decision.
regards, tom lane
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