ntoskrnl tests - where to write them?

Steven Edwards winehacker at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 22:30:38 CDT 2008

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:15 PM, Stefan Dösinger
<stefan at codeweavers.com> wrote:
>> I have been looking at writing a couple of tests for ntoskrl functions
>> but I have had difficulty locating a suitable place.   It sort of looks
>> like ntdll/tests is the place  but it is not clear.  Is there a guide
>> for locating this one?
> I think the problem with ntoskrnl tests is that they have to come in form of
> a Windows device driver. I  think so far Wine and Mingw lack the capability
> to build such drivers. Also running such tests will require Admin privileges
> on Windows, and impose security problems. (Of course the tests could be
> skipped if the user lacks prilvileges to load the test)

As far as Mingw goes, I think all you should need is something along
the lines of

-nostartfiles -nostdlib -Wl,--entry,_DriverEntry at 8

Steven Edwards

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