Windows 2000 VM timing out

Nikolay Sivov bunglehead at
Mon Apr 25 08:47:34 CDT 2016

On 25.04.2016 16:42, Hugh McMaster wrote:
> On Monday, 25 April 2016 10:57 PM, Francois Gouget wrote:
>> On Mon, 25 Apr 2016, Hugh McMaster wrote:
>>> The Windows 2000 VM is timing out with the following dialog message:
>>> kernel32_test.exe - Entry Point Not Found
>>> The procedure entry point InitializeSListHead could not be located in the dynamic link library kernel32.dll.
>>> For a screenshot, see
>>> I'm not sure what the cause is. I sent a patch modifying a comment by one character and the same error occurs.
>> It's exactly as the message says: kernel32_test.exe imports
>> InitializeSListHead(). That's not an issue on Windows XP and greater
>> because they have a kernel32.dll that exports that function. But Windows
>> 2000 does not have this function and so Windows fails to resolve the
>> executable's imports (which happens before starting the executable), and
>> pops up a dialog to inform the user. Since there is no one to dismiss
>> the dialog nothing happens until the alloted 2 minutes run out and the
>> test is marked as "timed out".
>> The solution would be to replace this direct function call with a
>> function pointer which you would initialize using GetModuleHandleA() and
>> GetProcAddress(). See dlls/kernel32/tests/sync.c for instance.
> Thanks for the explanation.
> I checked the commit log and found the problem:
> kernel32/tests: Clean up interlocked SList tests.
> commit: 38d0690a2c0f01272a4199e9b73f67b6b83f7fb6
> author: Sebastian Lackner <sebastian at>
> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:53:11 +0000 (03:53 +0100)
> The patch removes an if statement that checks for a valid pointer to the function.
> I'll send a patch tomorrow, unless someone beats me to it.  ;-)

Looks like it was a purpose of this patch to get rid of dynamic export
resolution. Win2000 tests results were deprecated some time ago.

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