Should winedevice.exe in the end be able to load file system drivers as well?
paul.vriens.wine at gmail.com
Thu May 8 01:03:01 CDT 2008
Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> 2008/5/7 Paul Vriens <paul.vriens.wine at gmail.com>:
>> The comment in winedevice.exe says "Service process to load a kernel driver".
>> But will winedevice.exe in the (far ?) future be the vehicle to load file system
>> drivers as well.
> I think the idea of loading filesystem drivers is insane at best,
> unless you plan to add a whole vfs layer, or modify the captive driver
> (NTFS binary driver loader for the linux kernel) to work on wine. And
> even that probably depends on the vfs layer. Feel free to correct me
> if I'm wrong.
It's not so much that I want the driver to actually work :-).
I was experimenting with Mozy backup (http://mozy.com/) with respect to bug
Installation stalls when the file system driver is installed. Changing
services.exe to route this driver via winedevice makes the installer work
"normal" but crashes (of course?) the driver.
When I then remove the patch from services.exe and try to start anything I see a
1 minute delay in execution. This is due to us trying to launch the driver
(without winedevice) and sending a start control to it. It looks like this
introduces a timeout.
So again, I'm not trying to get this driver running but want to get rid of that
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