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Re: peflags warning and tsaware flags

On 4/26/2012 4:28 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
Corinna Vinschen writes:
The warning might be a bit misleading.  What it really tries to tell you
is that the file in question is not an executable (*.exe).  The tsaware
flag has no meaning for DLLs, it's only evaluated in headers of

That explains a lot more than that warning message, thank you.

The reason that many DLLs in the distro have the tsaware flag set is
because gcc doesn't differ between creating executables or DLLs, it will
add the flag unconditionally.

So, nobody keeps you from adding the tsaware flag to all DLLs, but it
will neither help nor hurt.

So DLL and other dynamic objects should not have it set (even though it doesn't hurt), while "true" executables should have it to run umimpeded on a terminal server? Or are there Cygwin applications that should not have that flag set?

Does this help? <>

-- Larry


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