adding DEVICEMAP\HARDWARE registry entries

A C Hurst A.Hurst at
Mon Nov 24 08:06:36 CST 2008

> > The code in oldconfig.c is called by process.c/__wine_kernel_init(), on server startup.
> > The entries are volatile, and are dynamically created if you count scanning
> wineprefix/dosdevices/
> > and doing a stat() on anything named com[1-9] it finds there every time wine starts up.
> > I could just call get_dos_device and let it do the stat calls, but it would be less efficient,
> and
> > you'd end up with registry entries for the successes of get_default_com_device, not just the
> ones
> > symlinked in dosdevices
> You don't want to depend on the symlinks, things should work without
> requiring the user to create any symlink. It should depend on what
> actual devices are present on the machine, and probably be done
> somewhere in the HAL support.

Would using get_dos_device() be better, since that does fall through to default behaviour when the
symlink isn't there?
I chose oldconfig.c since that's where the \DEVICEMAP\Scsi entries get built.
Would the scsi stuff want moving over to HAL too?

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