Checked build driver with free build OS....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Esha, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Esha

    Esha Guest

    Hi,

    I know, to help debugging, its required to have the windows checked
    build and with checked build driver (driver under development). But what
    happens if checked build driver is loaded and used with free build os ?
    (XP SP2).

    As far as I know, the checked build driver
    1. Does not have optimization enabled
    2. Lots of DbgPrint
    3. The size of the binary is huge (because of symbols and etc).
    3. The driver will be slow.

    Are there anything more to add to the above list ? If I manage to remove
    all the prints and if the driver is meeting the performance criterion,
    is it advisable to deploy the checked build driver with free build OS ?

    Regards
    Esha
     
    Esha, Jul 2, 2008
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    Don Burn Guest

    Checked build drivers work fine with the free build OS. As far a shipping
    such a driver, some companies do just that, typically with a registry
    setting to control debug printing.


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    Don Burn, Jul 2, 2008
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  3. build and with checked build driver (driver under development). But what
    It works OK.
    No, symbols are in PDB, the size is larger due to no optimizations.
    To deploy - no. To run on developer's test machine (not even in QA) - yes.
     
    Maxim S. Shatskih, Jul 2, 2008
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  4. Esha

    MSD Guest

    I agree with Don's statement.
    Checked build drivers work fine with free build OS, but as far as it comes
    to the delivery of the product, free build binaries are given.

    Can you please tell us what kind of device driver you are using and are
    gonna install?
     
    MSD, Jul 25, 2008
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