If it is not documented....

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/09/29 12:14 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/09/29/475348.aspx


Ivan just contacted me with the following message:

Hello,

I've found a bug in a native NT API, specifically NtQueryDirectoryObject, who should I report it to?

The report a bug link on microsoft.com just gives a phone number and I don't want to pay an intercontinental phone call.

Ivan.

Of course, NtQueryDirectoryObject is not a documented function in either the SDK or the DDK, so it is hard to know how one could report a bug against it. For all one knows, there could be a comment that describes the usage limitations that could cover the very scenario causing a bug, right? :-)

But you can describe the bug right here in a comment, and I can forward the link to someone. Genuine bugs are obviously always a concern, though I would always suggest trying to avoid calling these functions directly....


# Leopold Faschalek on 30 Sep 2005 5:29 AM:

you may find documentation here: http://undocumented.ntinternals.net/UserMode/Undocumented%20Functions/NT%20Objects/DirectoryObject/NtQueryDirectoryObject.html

greetings Leopold

# Michael S. Kaplan on 30 Sep 2005 6:53 AM:

Hi Leopold,

This is not what I would call documentation that Microsoft supports. :-)

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2007/07/17 If it is not documented... oh, never mind!

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