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Vyacheslav Rybakov
Vyacheslav Rybakov

Could Not Be Located In Dynamic Link Library Kernel32.dll

Hi everyone! I use windows 7 64-bit, and when I try to install an app (for example WhatsApp), I get this error: Kernel32.dll entry not point error. The procedure entry point SetDefaultdllDirectories could not be located kernel32.dll. What am I doing now?

Could Not Be Located In Dynamic Link Library Kernel32.dll

What is Kernel32.dll? It is an important DLL file in the Microsoft Windows system. As a Windows KT Base API Client DLL file, the real kernel32 dll file is a 32-bit dynamic link library file used by the Windows system to manage system memory, interrupts, input/output operations, synchronization, and process.

After updating Outlook 2010 on Windows XP to the January Update, Outlook fails to start with the error: "Outlook.exe-Entry Point not found. The procedure entry point CompareStringOrdinal could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll".

But now everytime i try to open firefox it displaying the error massage:firefox.exe - entry point not foundThe Procedure entry point GetLogicalProcessorInformation could not be located in the dynamic link library Kernel32.dll

tried to run chkdsk on drive c, repairing all bad sectors and error, restarting windows and click firefox again, and... snap! the same error message: The Procedure entry point GetLogicalProcessorInformation could not be located in the dynamic link library Kernel32.dll

This error occurs when software is unable to locate the DLL library it requires to run. It could also happen if the library isn't located in the path's provided directory, or if the DLL file is missing or corrupted.

In some cases, the kernel32.dll error could be attributed to hard drive corruption.Check Disk Utility(chkdsk.exe) is a useful tool offered by Windows that can be used to check the hard drive for bad sectors and fix them if possible.

The libc analog is kernel32.dll and user32.dll. They have the WinAPI definitions that are most direct libc equivalents. For example: HeapAlloc ( -us/windows/desktop/api/heap... ), lstrcpy ( -us/windows/desktop/api/Winb... ) and so on. These libraries have stayed stable for two _decades_.The central difference between kernel32/user32 and msvcrt.dll is that it's near impossible to avoid using kernel32/user32, just like it's almost impossible to avoid using libc on Linux unless you compile every dependency in parallel. C library system-call wrappers, or the lack thereof Posted Nov 14, 2018 8:33 UTC (Wed) by pbonzini (subscriber, #60935) [Link]

Eg, I'm maintaining a suricata fork which suppports a client/server operating mode where the server runs on the 'host' of a system providing any number of (lxc-based) virtualized VPN servers which all have a local suricata instance for traffic analysis. The per-container instance is created by forking the server on the host after initialization so that all clients (and the server) end up sharing most of the (huge) read-only-after-init datastructures of the program. Until after initialisation, a custom heap implementation is being used, afterwards, the program switches to using the glibc malloc heap. The idea behind this is that allocations by clients-instances don't end up dirtying pages allocated during init so that they remain shared.But using multiple implementations of a set of functions called malloc, calloc, etc in the same program is obviously a recipe for disaster. C library system-call wrappers, or the lack thereof Posted Nov 14, 2018 20:44 UTC (Wed) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331) [Link]

My point about malloc stands. If you know about DLL Hell you can change your programming style, such as using proprietary memory management interfaces. So what? The primary reason Microsoft finally relented on the issues of C99, C11, and CRT compatibility is because the majority of FOSS code did not use those alternative interfaces and was unlikely to ever be refactored to do so.> Yeah, MS basically admitted that bumping the version numbers is a bad idea.What it's belatedly admitting is that it needs to provide backward and cross compatibility between CRTs because if you support dynamic linking at all there's no avoiding the need to implement both the policies and mechanisms for reliably resolving inevitable conflicts; there are too many ways to be shot in the foot and were too few ways to avoid being shot in the foot.One way to accomplish that is to settle on a singular internal implementation that *never* changes its ABI or data structures. That's obviously not viable because the various CRTs were *manifestly* too unstable. Another is to ensure that multiple runtimes will choose one internal implementation and proxy to it. One way to accomplish the latter is by using symbol versioning, which makes it trivial to provide backwards compatible stub functions that can forward requests to the newest implementation without having to recompile external, dependent code.Of course, you could just resort to static linking, a la Go and Rust. But dynamic linking came about for legitimate reasons, and they weren't all based on storage space concerns. So if you support dynamic linking, good vendors can and should provide all the tools necessary for writing robust libraries. Symbol versioning in some incarnation is an obvious solution. That these mechanisms can be misused and abused is beside the point. C library system-call wrappers, or the lack thereof Posted Nov 15, 2018 7:20 UTC (Thu) by smurf (subscriber, #17840) [Link]

The implementation is a little convoluted, because there's no first-class symbol versioning in PE, but the effect is the same.On Windows, symbols are looked up by (dll name, symbol name) pairs. Of course, C source files only include the symbol name, so when you're building, the linker needs to figure out what dll name to use for each symbol name. This is done using '.lib' files, which tell the linker which dll name to use for each symbol.So the way the UCRT works is: they provide a 'ucrt.lib', which tells you the dll name for functions like memset. Currently, it says that memset lives in the file "api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll". (Notice that name has a version number in it.) So when you build your program, you end up with a binary that references the symbol (api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll, memset).This file does not actually exist. But when you run the program, there's some sort of magic in the loader that recognizes that pair, and gives you the correct version of memset.If they need to make a backwards-incompatible change to memset, they'll bump the version number in the dll name, and then update 'ucrt.lib' so that the next time you compile your program, it'll start using to the new version of memset by default.AFAICT the end result is completely identical to glibc's symvers. C library system-call wrappers, or the lack thereof Posted Dec 4, 2018 15:16 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link] 350c69d7ab


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