questions for safedisc implementation (AJ pleas read)

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Thu Jan 6 13:43:06 CST 2005

Ivan Leo Puoti <ivanleo at> writes:

> 23:41 < peter_pan> in the third case, I will have to find a way to
> keep the service process alive (in a stopped state) after
> DriverEntry returns, and use wineserver and ptrace to call the
> callbacks from the user processes. this will imply inter process
> communication and inter process synchronization. or maybe I could
> just use IPC and keep the kernel space process waiting on a pipe or
> something. this wouldn't work for a kernel service which doesn't
> return from DriverEntry immediately, but I don't know if those
> exist.

That's the way to go, yes. You clearly don't want to start loading
services inside the wineserver address space. Also you don't want to
use ptrace, some sort of standard IPC mechanism should be fine.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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