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What are these terms?

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What does DPH mean?
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It's Debug Page Heap... Also it's what's VAT called in my country, but you probably don't care about that :-)

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Black_Fox wrote:It's Debug Page Heap... Also it's what's VAT called in my country, but you probably don't care about that :-)
Thanks. I looked it up in various places, and found things like Department of Public Health. I asked in part since I am helping maintain the abbreviations list.

And we don't use the VAT system where I live, but sales tax instead. Ultimately, the net result is close to the same in that the end customer pays more for a product, though the initial burden and collection are different.

When I started the thread this was split from, I intended it to be an ongoing reference thread. Now it is broken and incomplete, and missing ALL the context needed to understand it. What can I say? Your house, your rules. If I don't like it, I can always start a fork, but that will never happen or I'd have learned C and C++ by now, and Windows internals. But I only know Quick Basic (compiler BASIC, not just QBasic which is the cut-down, interpreter-only version) and TASM. That was fun using TASM to directly call Quick Basic's internal APIs, even with static assembly code, like asking B$SASS for a temporary string, or B$SCAT (or is it B$SCONCAT?) to append strings. My point is that this is the only game in town and I currently lack the skills to start a competing project.

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I saw "NFC" in a few ROS commit logs, e.g. here. What does that mean?

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Black_Fox wrote:I saw "NFC" in a few ROS commit logs, e.g. here. What does that mean?
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I see! Thanks.

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What about GOP? I know they don't mean the Grand Old Party (US Republicans).

Wait, is it Graphics Output Protocol for UEFI? That would make sense in light of the recent commits.

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PurpleGurl wrote:What about GOP? I know they don't mean the Grand Old Party (US Republicans).

Wait, is it Graphics Output Protocol for UEFI? That would make sense in light of the recent commits.
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What about Bootmgfw?

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PurpleGurl wrote:What about Bootmgfw?
Firmware boot manager.

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And exactly what does the firmware boot manager do? I've seen code about its memory manager and heap. Now will any of that code help the main memory manager any?

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My poorly informed understanding is that the firmware boot manager has something to do with UEFI magic.

Both a firmware boot manager and ReactOS have something called memory management. They share a similar name but are built for very different purposes. I doubt that the two can share code or architecture.

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What is SRM?

Never mind. Storage Resource Management. Or in VMWare, it could be Site Recovery Manager.

Actually, in our case, it seems to mean: Security Reference Monitor.

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I believe MCB means map control block. Maybe others can help my understanding, but from what little I could find in a search, that seems to be what caches the filesystem data about what is on the volume.

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PurpleGurl wrote:I believe MCB means map control block. Maybe others can help my understanding, but from what little I could find in a search, that seems to be what caches the filesystem data about what is on the volume.
Yes this is that. Look at FsRtlInitializeLargeMcb in MSDN for example:
FsRtlInitializeLargeMcb initializes a map control block (MCB) structure. File systems use MCB structures to map virtual block numbers (VBN) for a file to the corresponding logical block numbers (LBN) on disk.

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