Windows CE Base Team Blog

Windows CE kernel and storage technologies and system tools.

August, 2005

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    Practical use of RAM beyond 512MB

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    Posted By: Sue Loh I actually got a fourth question from Gursharan, but it is a separate topic so I'm breaking it out into a different post. This is in reference to one of my previous blog posts . Q4. So winCE cannot address RAM larger than 512...
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    Real-Time and Threads

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    Posted by: Sue Loh I got some great questions from one of our former Windows Embedded Student Challenge finalists, Gursharan. I thought it would make a good blog post, so with his permission I'm answering his questions here. Q1. The windows CE...
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    Interacting with FSDMGR

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    In interacting with the FSDMGR and its helper functions, there are two pseudo-handle types that will be used: HDSK and HVOL (these types are defined in fsdmgr.h). While there is a one-to-one mapping of HDSK to HVOL, they are not the same construct. The...
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    Registry Configuration for an FSD

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    File system drivers can be loaded in two different ways: loaded in response to a disk being attached to the system (discovered during boot or after media insertion), and auto-loaded during the boot sequence. Auto-Loaded File Systems Auto-loaded file...
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    FSDMGR Helper Functions for FSD Developers

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    FSDMGR provides many helper functions to make developing an FSD easier. In particular, registry helper functions provide a simple mechanism for configuring an FSD for a particular storage device and I/O helper functions provide a media-independent mechanism...
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    Implementing FSD_GetVolumeInfo

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    In Windows CE 5.0, we added a new FSD API: FSD_GetVolumeInfo . This API is used to populate the CE_VOLUME_INFO structure reported by the CeGetVolumeInfo SDK API. This function is intended to give applications insight into properties of the file system...
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    Implementing FSD Call-back File Notifications

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    In the past, the Windows CE file explorer required every File System Driver (FSD) to perform call-back notifications after every file system change. This notification mechanism allowed file explorer to quickly refresh open views when files were added...
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    Introduction: Andrew Rogers

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    A Seattle native, I started work at Microsoft in August 2000 as a Software Design Engineer writing tests for Windows CE drivers and file system components. In 2003 I joined the product development team and have been designing, developing, and maintaining...
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