Lines of commands

Hello again!

When I said last week’s report would be short, I was still planning to write a few lines about what I had been doing on the spare time from the university project, but by the time the weekend came I was way too mentally exhausted to actually do it. Then I started refreshing my mind with what I was in the middle of doing, and by Sunday night I had the explorer command line parser working more or less as intended (it still has a few places where it doesn’t behave exactly like Windows’ parser, but it’s close enough for what we need).

Memory Manager Development

The legacy memory manager in ReactOS has many idiosyncrasies and architectural quirks, issues that have dogged the project for many years now. The ARM team began a rewrite, colorfully named Another Rewrite of the Memory Management Module (ARM3), that partially supplanted the old memory manager but a big chunk of responsibility still lie with it, namely in the form of MEMORY_AREA. Simply put, MEMORY_AREA was the means by which memory address ranges were tracked, tracking which is necessary for things like handling paging.

Moonshot Part 2

The incident that ultimately aroused the suspicion of the project technically occurred first but the analysis was concluded afterwards so it was generally treated as the second checkpoint in the road to the revelation.  The initial reaction hovered between heavy uncertainty and cautious concern, a concern that only grew over time.

PSEH Data Corruption

An extremely rare data corruption issue caused by the Portable Structured Exception Handling library was discovered recently, one that is rather interesting in all the factors to come into play to bring it about. PSEH was a library created by KJK::Hyperion and massively overhauled by Timo Kreuzer for its third iteration, intended to bring Structured Exception Handling to GCC. SEH is natively supported by Microsoft's compilers and underpins a lot of error handling on Windows and so was necessary for proper compatibility between ReactOS' components and Windows'.

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