Compile win64 filesys kernel module only with Cygwin tools?

Wendy Lin
Wed Aug 9 22:59:07 GMT 2023

On Wed, 9 Aug 2023 at 22:04, Hans-Bernhard Bröker via Cygwin
<> wrote:
> Am 09.08.2023 um 21:17 schrieb Wendy Lin via Cygwin:
> > How can I compile
> >
> > with Cygwin gcc?
> You should not be trying to do that.
> That's deeply system-specific Windows code.  It has nothing to with
> POSIX, Cygwin or anything like that.

I really don't care. I really want to RUN AWAY (CRYING!!) from having
to depend on Visual Studio 2019 or later. I can't even find C:\WinDDK\
with Visual Studio 2019 anymore, after updating from Windows 8. I'm
almost crying about it.

Also, we want CI, and that is not going to happen with the Visual
Studio Community edition.

> For that you need a native Windows toolchain, and quite possibly some
> extra SDK packages from Microsoft to enable building them.  MinGW64
> (wether stand-alone, or the MSYS(2) hosted one, or the one hosted in
> Cygwin) might be able to do it.

So, MinGW64 would work? Which compiler and linker options do I have to
use, which libraries do I link against etc?


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