PE loader integrated into BSD

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Mon Mar 18 15:51:24 CST 2002

Dan Kegel <dank at> writes:

> Is it indeed really that clean already?  Or will Wine refuse to
> load a PE file that makes direct Linux system calls and imports
> no DLLs from /usr/lib/wine?

It will work, but Wine will still need to load ntdll because that's
where the PE loader is. And you can't really separate the PE loader
from the rest of ntdll since it needs to interface with memory
management etc.  You could write a separate PE loader but then it
couldn't be used to load real Window apps.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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