Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2006 18:08 UTC, submitted by Sebastian Schildt
ReactOS People visiting the ReactOS website today were in for a shock. "Accusations have been made by some of ReactOS' own developers about certain parts of ReactOS code. The project is suspending development pending legal council. The project will resume once the issue has been rectified." I could not find any more information, as the links to the mailinglist archives are dead.
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Still curious
by Quietleaf on Thu 26th Jan 2006 23:08 UTC
Quietleaf
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2005-11-11

This has piqued my curiosity. I did some Yahoo! searching and found this article from 2001. Is this closer to the issue?

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=22445&redir=1

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RE: Still curious
by GvG_ on Thu 26th Jan 2006 23:38 in reply to "Still curious"
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2005-07-07

Normally you enter the kernel by executing an INT. Newer (actually, non-ancient) processors have a special instruction, SYSENTER, which make the transition to kernelmode much faster. The "fastcall" stuff refers to the handling of this SYSENTER instructions.

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