Curious Behaviour

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at
Mon Sep 22 18:07:24 CDT 2008

Chris Ahrendt wrote:
> When I turned on the debugging flag +ntdll  I noticed a rather strange 
> behavior in wine. But before I open a bug on it I wanted to understand
> how the shared libraries that emulate the various windows dll's are 
> handled. When I turned on the +ntdll flag I started getting several file
> not found errors in the logs as it searched for the dll's... One such 
> example is advapi32.dll. This is handled by the shared library file of 
> the same name.  Shouldn't the dll loader recognize this as a SO and 
> return the fact it found it???

Everything is perfectly normal. Wine has number of places where it looks for
builtin then native files (if builtin wasn't found). Of course usable file
will exist in only one place.


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