Please answer this question,do (native mode applications)==(protected mode applications)==(device drivers)?
If not,what's the difference?
Posted on 2007-10-24 07:46:36 by shakuni
well, device drivers have 'subsystem: native' in their pe header...
so yes device drivers are native... protected mode.. sure, they're protected mode (anything that runs under windows is in protected mode...)....
Posted on 2007-10-24 09:06:42 by evlncrn8
Device drivers run ring-0, native applications run ring-3. That also means they use a different API set (kernel api vs. native api).
Posted on 2007-10-25 03:58:05 by f0dder