SYSKEY, TNG freeze, 2.0.x->TNG merge and other thoughts

Todd Sabin tas at
Thu Feb 10 15:11:28 GMT 2000

James Sutherland <jas88 at> writes:

> > in which case, you have to hold these in directories else it's a mess.
> > 
> > see HKLM\SAM\... for details.
> Yes, and there are reasons why HKLM\SAM is NOT a directory with up to 100
> 000 files in it - even Macrosoft code isn't THAT inefficient (usually).
> It's a file (registry hive), with access control implemented by the only
> process allowed to access it.

As I replied in another message, there _is_ in fact one registry key
(which you can think of as a directory) per user, group, and alias.

And the locking of the registry file is done by the _kernel_ by virtue
of the fact that it's been loaded into the registry hierarchy.  _Any_
process can access the data within it (via the registry apis) provided
they have the proper permissions.


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