ntdll.dll vs. ntoskrnl.exe

Steven Edwards Steven_Ed4153 at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 14 18:36:36 CDT 2002

Jan Kratochvil wrote:

>What are the differences between "ntdll.dll" and "ntoskrnl.exe"?
>In Windows XP they exist both and they export similiar (although different) set
>of functions. Wine implements just "ntdll.dll".
>Some W32 binary wants to import functions from "ntoskrnl.exe" from me,
>should I make an alias of Wine "ntdll.dll" to "ntoskrnl.exe" and try to fill
>the missing funcs? I have never seen W32 programming before as I am *IX coder.
If you are talking about Rtl and Zw functions I think that ntdll should 
still export the same things that ntoskrnl.exe does but under a differnt 
name. What functions are you speaking of that are missing from ntdll but 
are in ntoskrnl?


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