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position-independent executable or position-independent code is code compiled in a way so that it can run unchanged when loaded at an arbitrary memory address (i.e. it does not depend on being at a fixed position in memory). Such executables provide extra protection against code reuse and return-oriented programming attacks by minimizing the quantity of gadgets that can be found in a static memory area in the software.