Windows NT Device Driver Development

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An exhaustive technical manual outlines the Windows NT concepts related to drivers; shows how to develop the best drivers for particular applications; covers the I/O Subsystem and implementation of standard kernel mode drivers; and more. Original. (Intermediate).

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Windows NT Device Driver Development is the definitive and comprehensive technical reference for software engineers, systems programmers, and any engineer who needs to understand Windows NT systems internals. You will learn: vital information about the internal design and architecture of the Windows NT operating system; Critical information on the implementation of standard Windwows NT kernel mode drivers; Key information on the workings of Windows NT I/O Manager, including how I/O requests are described and passed among drivers; and detailed technical information on interrupt management and synchronization issues.

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Peter G. Viscarola is a founder of, and Consulting Partner at, Open Systems Resources (OSR), the world-renowned consulting firm specializing in Windows NT systems internals. During more than 20 years in the computer industry, including more than 10 years as an independent consultant, Peter has developed device drivers and protocol implementations under a wide array of operating systems. Since the release of Windows NT, Peter has designed or developed more than three dozen Windows NT drivers, including drivers for almost every type of programmed I/O and DMA device imaginable. Recent Windows NT driver projects include development of high-speed drivers for ATM[r], ISDN, and Frame Relay devices, as well as design of special Kernel mode drivers for a number of unique situations. Peter's particular areas of expertise include networking and high-speed DMA architectures, where hardware-driver interactions are critical. Peter has a long background developing and teaching hig! h-tech courses, and is the developer and chief instructor of Open Systems Resources Windows NT Kernel Mode Device Driver Seminar. Peter attended Columbia University and the University of Michigan, where he studied applied statistics and computer science, and Lesley College, where he studied applied management. Peter is a regular contributor to and columnist for The NT Insider, Open Systems Resources journal of Windows NT systems internals. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a voting member of the ACM.

W. Anthony Mason is an Open Systems Resources Consulting Partner with experience in a wide array of system software disciplines during the past 16 years. Tony is also an internationally recognized expert in file systems technologies. Among his recent projects has been the design and development of several Windows NT installable file system drivers, including both physical media file systems and networked distributed file systems. In addition to his file systems expertise, Tony is Open Systems Resources resident expert on NT's Memory Manager and Cache Manager subsystems. Tony also has considerable experience designing and developing Windows NT device drivers, his most recent such project being a DMA driver for a high-speed video encryption board. Tony is the architect and major designer and implementor of Open Systems Resources' File System Filter Driver and File System Driver Development Kits. He is also the developer and chief instructor of Open Systems Resources' Developing! File Systems for Windows NT Seminar. Tony received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chicago, where he studied mathematics and computer science. Tony is also a regular contributor to The NT Insider, Open Systems Resources' journal of Windows NT systems internals.

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