Author eryksun
Recipients amaury.forgeotdarc, casevh, davidsarah, eryksun, neologix, pitrou, python-dev, santoso.wijaya, terry.reedy, vstinner
Date 2014-08-03.03:36:04
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The buffer size only needs to be capped if WINVER < 0x602. This issue doesn't apply to Windows 8 since it uses the ConDrv device driver instead of LPC. 

Prior to Windows 8, WriteFile redirects to WriteConsoleA when passed a console handle. This makes an LPC call to conhost.exe (csrss.exe before Windows 7), which copies the buffer to a shared heap. But a Windows 8 console process instead has actual File handles provided by the ConDrv device:

    stdin     \Device\ConDrv\Input
    stdout    \Device\ConDrv\Output
    stderr    \Device\ConDrv\Output

For File handles, ReadFile and WriteFile simply call the NT system functions NtReadFile and NtWriteFile. The buffer size is only limited by available memory.
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