[Shrinker] Another landmine
welch at cwcom.net
Wed Jan 2 15:22:21 CST 2002
On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 03:28:22PM -0500, Robert Baruch wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> > "Windows NT/2000 Native API Reference" by Gary Nebbett
> > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1578701996/
> > according to my friend who wrote one of the competitors
> > to Shrinker.
> I don't know... I looked at its index on amazon.com, and it had no
> reference to LdrAccessResource. So I suspect this book gives no
> information about the undocumented aspects of Windows, and probably
> regurgitates (like so many other API books) the online documentation.
Nebbett's book is very good and almost unique as a reference on the
specific area it covers (the API provided to user-mode by the NT kernel)
but its focus is also very narrow and since LdrAccessResource is
implemented purely by ntdll.dll I wouldn't have expected it to be covered.
> There's also a book called "Undocumented Windows NT". That would probably
> be the best hope of understanding LdrAccessResource, but without being
> able to flip through it, I don't know if they cover it.
I own this book and it doesn't have any information on it. There is
however an implementation in ReactOS:
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