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From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>
To: Jeff King <>
Cc: Jeffrey Walton <>, Git List <>
Subject: Re: undefined reference to `pcre_jit_exec'
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:05:06 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Oct 12 2017, Jeff King jotted:

> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 04:34:38PM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>> > It looks like autoconf turns on USE_LIBPCRE1, but isn't smart enough to
>> > test NO_LIBPCRE1_JIT.
>> If Git wants Jit, then I am inclined to configure PCRE to provide it.
> It does make things faster. OTOH, we lived for many years without it, so
> certainly it's not the end of the world to build without it.
> There are some numbers in the commit message of fbaceaac47 (grep: add
> support for the PCRE v1 JIT API, 2017-05-25).
>> A quick question if you happen to know... Does PCRE Jit cause a loss
>> of NX-stacks? If it causes a loss of NX-stacks, then I think I prefer
>> to disable it.
> I don't know. Ævar (cc'd) might.

Sorry, no idea. I do see some references to that in sljit (which pcre
JIT uses), but haven't tried this myself. From what I understand of how
NX works it should fail really fast if it doesn't, so it would be cool
if you could try it and report if it works.

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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-10-12 20:06 Jeffrey Walton
2017-10-12 20:10 ` Jeff King
2017-10-12 20:34   ` Jeffrey Walton
2017-10-12 20:38     ` Jeff King
2017-10-12 21:00       ` Jeffrey Walton
2017-10-12 21:05       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]

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