[OT] NT, software reliability, and the lack thereof.

From: Joseph S. Barrera III <joe_at_barrera.org>
Date: Mon Mar 15 20:59:07 1999

> > Actually, a Win32 process can call NT system calls directly. It's just
> > encouraged :-)
> I stand corrected.
> Has this always been true?

Yep, at least ever since 1991.

BTW I did a quick web search for "NtCreateFile" and found a nice page about
how to call NT calls directly at http://www.osr.com/insider/1996/native.htm

> I once asked MS tech support, and was told that NT system calls couldn't
> be made from a Win32 application, because the Win32 subsystem would trap
> them and not pass them to the kernel.

Nope, this is wrong.

- Joe
Received on Mon Mar 15 1999 - 20:59:07 GMT

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