#2121 libntoskrnl.a (22.9.2013) refers to ntoskrnl.dll instead of ntoskrnl.exe - driver fails on WinXP

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Earnie Boyd
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Feature_in_WSL_4.0
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2013-10-25
2013-10-25
RayeR
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Hello, I updated to recent w32api-4.0.3 (22.9.2013) package and found a problem when recompiled my kernel driver under WinXP. It failed to load new driver. I compared what's different from old compile and found that there's a reference to ntoskrnl.dll instead of ntoskrnl.exe. What is ntoskrnl.dll? It's not present in WinXP, I only googled that some rootkits hide by this name, WTF? So I reverted to older version of libntoskrnl.a (1.4.2013), recompiled and it works again.
Martin

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  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2013-10-25

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