The Linux/BSD DF kernel bug

Ove Kaaven ovek at
Thu Mar 20 07:26:25 CDT 2008

Alexandre Julliard skrev:
> Ove Kaaven <ovek at> writes:
>> Alexandre Julliard skrev:
>>> It depends if MSVC respects that ABI constraint or not.
>> Only if you want to make Wine depend on the compiler used to compile
>> Windows applications. Not all of them are called "MSVC". I know
>> Borland Delphi is used by some these days, and its ABI expectations
>> might be different.
> All other Windows compilers have to respect the ABI as defined by MSVC,
> if only because all the system dlls are built with MSVC.

Well, we don't really know how the system dlls are built, they could 
have different compiler flags and pragmas than the msvcrt, just to 
protect them against this sort of thing (I doubt a system like Delphi 
would really need msvcrt, so it wouldn't have to conform to the MSVC 
ABI, it'd just have to not crash the system DLLs). I don't know, but 
it's a possibility I wouldn't dismiss out of hand.

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