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Verifier: XP vs 2008 R2

Maxim_S._ShatskihMaxim_S._Shatskih Member Posts: 10,396
I'm sure that most people here do know this, but probably this information will still be useful.

On XP 32bit, if you use lookaside lists, then Verifier does not use Special Pool for them and so these allocations are not checked by Verifier.

On 2008 R2, this is fixed and the lookaside allocations do go to Special Pool.

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Maxim S. Shatskih
Windows DDK MVP
xxxxx@storagecraft.com
http://www.storagecraft.com

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  • Phil_Barila-2Phil_Barila-2 Member Posts: 3
    Actually, that is news to me. Thanks, Max!

    Phil

    Philip D. Barila

    -----Original Message-----
    From: xxxxx@lists.osr.com [mailto:xxxxx@lists.osr.com] On Behalf Of Maxim S. Shatskih
    Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:13 AM
    To: Windows System Software Devs Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] Verifier: XP vs 2008 R2

    I'm sure that most people here do know this, but probably this information will still be useful.

    On XP 32bit, if you use lookaside lists, then Verifier does not use Special Pool for them and so these allocations are not checked by Verifier.

    On 2008 R2, this is fixed and the lookaside allocations do go to Special Pool.

    --
    Maxim S. Shatskih
    Windows DDK MVP
    xxxxx@storagecraft.com
    http://www.storagecraft.com


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  • Maxim_S._ShatskihMaxim_S._Shatskih Member Posts: 10,396
    Using the latest Windows version for Verifier tests is always a good idea.

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    Maxim S. Shatskih
    Windows DDK MVP
    xxxxx@storagecraft.com
    http://www.storagecraft.com

    "Philip D Barila" <xxxxx@Barila.Net> wrote in message news:xxxxx@ntdev...
    Actually, that is news to me. Thanks, Max!

    Phil

    Philip D. Barila

    -----Original Message-----
    From: xxxxx@lists.osr.com [mailto:xxxxx@lists.osr.com] On Behalf Of Maxim S. Shatskih
    Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:13 AM
    To: Windows System Software Devs Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] Verifier: XP vs 2008 R2

    I'm sure that most people here do know this, but probably this information will still be useful.

    On XP 32bit, if you use lookaside lists, then Verifier does not use Special Pool for them and so these allocations are not checked by Verifier.

    On 2008 R2, this is fixed and the lookaside allocations do go to Special Pool.

    --
    Maxim S. Shatskih
    Windows DDK MVP
    xxxxx@storagecraft.com
    http://www.storagecraft.com


    ---
    NTDEV is sponsored by OSR

    For our schedule of WDF, WDM, debugging and other seminars visit:
    http://www.osr.com/seminars

    To unsubscribe, visit the List Server section of OSR Online at http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=ListServer
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