The Linux/BSD DF kernel bug

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Thu Mar 20 07:40:13 CDT 2008

Ove Kaaven <ovek at> writes:

> Alexandre Julliard skrev:
>> 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.

My test with lstrcat demonstrates that this is not the case (lstrcat is
in kernel32, not in msvcrt). I don't see any reason to believe that
msvcrt is built with a different ABI than the rest of the system.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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