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Re: [HACKERS] [PATCHES] fork/exec patch

From: "Steve Tibbett" <stibbett(at)zim(dot)biz>
To: "Merlin Moncure" <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>,"pgsql-hackers-win32" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [PATCHES] fork/exec patch
Date: 2003-12-16 21:29:43
Message-ID: 546CD3100F4C0F42A30A94C0F2B349148FC674@zimmail1.zim.zimismobile.com (view raw or flat)
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>What license is QueueUserAPCEx distributed under? :)  Is there any 
>security or usability issues regarding installation of a kernel mode
driver?

Good questions.. while looking for the answer I had a look at the driver

code involved - it's a bit of a hack (well, a lot of a hack).  The
driver 
is writing a value at a fixed undocumented offset from the start 
of the kernel mode thread structure to force it to be alertable.

Seems likely to break at any time if it isn't already broken by
Windows Server 2003.. also it would mean you'd have to re-create the
driver for the 64 bit architectures.

So I wouldn't recommend it.. sorry for not checking into it further
before posting about it.

--
Steve Tibbett
stibbett(at)zim(dot)biz


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