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by Alex_Ionescu
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What is happening with the kernel?
Replies: 19
Views: 6586

Re: What is happening with the kernel?

Kernel32 is not the kernel.
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: processor ...
Replies: 1
Views: 2971

Re: processor ...

Hi, L2 cache is something the processor manages directly. The OS will read this information and perhaps expose it to query APIs to allow better run-time optimization, and it might even use the value internally for allocating data structures, but these are just tiny optimizations that aren't required...
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: An analysis of the Windows kernel through ReactOS
Replies: 8
Views: 13420

Re: An analysis of the Windows kernel through ReactOS

I'd love to order it. The Amazon page has a TOC and a scan of a page which has my code on it.
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: BuildBot - ntdll winetest suite
Replies: 5
Views: 3752

Re: BuildBot - ntdll winetest suite

A bug report doesn't have to be a stack trace.

The fact a revision broke a test is good grounds for a bug report.

If you don't file them, they'll never get fixed.
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NT Tutorials?
Replies: 14
Views: 44875

Re: NT Tutorials?

5th edition is about NT6. ReactOS is NT5. It's why 5th edition is not important for ReactOS. Did you even read my blog article (btw: I am the co-author of both the book and the ReactOS kernel)? It explicitly mentions how the 5th Edition fixed errors regarding older editions, and added content of ex...
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: BuildBot - ntdll winetest suite
Replies: 5
Views: 3752

Re: BuildBot - ntdll winetest suite

Please file bugs instead of posting on a forum that nobody reads, much less the ninjas...
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Concerned about win32k rewrite...
Replies: 35
Views: 17939

Re: Concerned about win32k rewrite...

Also, since TurboTax is short-lived, seasonal software, what prevents you from obtaining a free* copy of Windows instead, to perform the same task? * At any point in time, there can be at least 2-3 different ways to legitimately obtain a copy of Windows, be it: a) Current beta of a major release (fo...
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Concerned about win32k rewrite...
Replies: 35
Views: 17939

Re: Concerned about win32k rewrite...

What would be the benefit, in your case, to have to boot a full blown OS, requiring its own drivers, security policies, and management (let alone taking into consideration the probably bugginess) for TurboTax, instead of using VMWare Fusion with Unity view, or (if lucky) Codeweavers Wine to run Turb...
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: An analysis of the Windows kernel through ReactOS
Replies: 8
Views: 13420

Re: An analysis of the Windows kernel through ReactOS

Windows Internals is already officially translated into Chinese...
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Obf / Ob and similar
Replies: 3
Views: 7007

Re: Obf / Ob and similar

Obf and Iof are Fastcall versions of the Ob/Io functions. They are only available on x86 and are an optimization to reduce the stack space of callers (since internally, on x86, an Ob/Io call will go to Obf/Iof, saving 8 precious bytes of stack, and reducing the number of cycles required). On other p...
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: NT Tutorials?
Replies: 14
Views: 44875

Re: NT Tutorials?

I've never said not to buy the 5th Edition, I have no idea what the f*ck you're talking about.

I posted a 5-6 page blog article on why the 5th Edition is awesome and you should buy it.

You can read it http://www.alex-ionescu.com
by Alex_Ionescu
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What does arwinss mean?
Replies: 29
Views: 25087

Re: What does arwinss mean?

A Royal Waste In a New Sub System or

A Ragtag Windows Implementation of a Subpar Subsystem
by Alex_Ionescu
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Development Help
Topic: Where is int 0x2e interrupt service routine implemented?
Replies: 8
Views: 12772

Re: Where is int 0x2e interrupt service routine implemented?

Apart from being utterly wrong about how Windows/ReactOS does system calls on any machine newer than a Pentium 166MHz and giving links to outdated (1997), specific bugs in NT 4 (and then saying the whole "inteface" is is 'insecure'), you called the ONLY link that is of -any- value: "useless". Nice w...
by Alex_Ionescu
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Purple Pill
Replies: 4
Views: 3033

It needs to be able to load drivers properly first =p
by Alex_Ionescu
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Official Betov Allegations Clarification/Resolution Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 44870

You have to learn to be less paranoid, dude. I did write "The Microsoft Files" in the body. "Allegations" in English doesn't mean the same thing as in French. In English, someone makes "allegations", then they are resolved. Read news, you'll always find things like "Joe allegedly killed Mary", even ...