Re: how to statically link PHP 5.2.x + Apache httpd 2.2.x?
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Ro Achterberg wrote: > I'm in the midst of setting up my production server, which will be > running on a fully chrooted non-root LAMP configuration. Due to my high > demands for performance and security, I've been advised by several > resources on the net to statically link PHP into Apache. However, all > information I could find seems to pertain to very old Apache 1.3.x > configurations, which are no longer compatible with the current > configure scripts. That's because statically linking is an outdated idea. There are no performance nor security benefits. The only reason a traditional static library is faster than a shared library is because a shared library is usually build using PIC (Position Independent Code) which adds an offset lookup table allowing the library to be linked into many different binaries at the same time. Since libphp5.so is not a general-purpose shared library, but tied implicitly to a specific SAPI, we build it non-pic by default which means there is no performance difference. -Rasmus