Windows Kernel Programming, Second Edition
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Windows Kernel Programming, Second Edition

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Who Should Read This Book
    • What You Should Know to Use This Book
    • Book Contents
    • Sample Code
  • Chapter 1: Windows Internals Overview
    • Processes
    • Virtual Memory
      • Page States
      • System Memory
    • Threads
      • Thread Stacks
    • System Services (a.k.a. System Calls)
    • General System Architecture
    • Handles and Objects
      • Object Names
      • Accessing Existing Objects
  • Chapter 2: Getting Started with Kernel Development
    • Installing the Tools
    • Creating a Driver Project
    • The DriverEntry and Unload Routines
    • Deploying the Driver
    • Simple Tracing
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Kernel Programming Basics
    • General Kernel Programming Guidelines
      • Unhandled Exceptions
      • Termination
      • Function Return Values
      • IRQL
      • C++ Usage
      • Testing and Debugging
    • Debug vs. Release Builds
    • The Kernel API
    • Functions and Error Codes
    • Strings
    • Dynamic Memory Allocation
    • Linked Lists
    • The Driver Object
    • Object Attributes
    • Device Objects
    • Opening Devices Directly
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Driver from Start to Finish
    • Introduction
    • Driver Initialization
      • Passing Information to the Driver
      • Client / Driver Communication Protocol
      • Creating the Device Object
    • Client Code
    • The Create and Close Dispatch Routines
    • The Write Dispatch Routine
    • Installing and Testing
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Debugging and Tracing
    • Debugging Tools for Windows
    • Introduction to WinDbg
      • Tutorial: User mode debugging basics
    • Kernel Debugging
      • Local Kernel Debugging
      • Local kernel Debugging Tutorial
    • Full Kernel Debugging
      • Using a Virtual Serial Port
      • Using the Network
    • Kernel Driver Debugging Tutorial
    • Asserts and Tracing
      • Asserts
      • Extended DbgPrint
      • Other Debugging Functions
      • Trace Logging
      • Viewing ETW Traces
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Kernel Mechanisms
    • Interrupt Request Level (IRQL)
      • Raising and Lowering IRQL
      • Thread Priorities vs. IRQLs
    • Deferred Procedure Calls
      • Using DPC with a Timer
    • Asynchronous Procedure Calls
      • Critical Regions and Guarded Regions
    • Structured Exception Handling
      • Using __try/__except
      • Using __try/__finally
      • Using C++ RAII Instead of __try / __finally
    • System Crash
      • Crash Dump Information
      • Analyzing a Dump File
      • System Hang
    • Thread Synchronization
      • Interlocked Operations
      • Dispatcher Objects
      • Mutex
      • Fast Mutex
      • Semaphore
      • Event
      • Named Events
      • Executive Resource
    • High IRQL Synchronization
      • The Spin Lock
      • Queued Spin Locks
    • Work Items
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: The I/O Request Packet
    • Introduction to IRPs
    • Device Nodes
      • IRP Flow
    • IRP and I/O Stack Location
      • Viewing IRP Information
    • Dispatch Routines
      • Completing a Request
    • Accessing User Buffers
      • Buffered I/O
      • Direct I/O
      • User Buffers for IRP_MJ_DEVICE_CONTROL
    • Putting it All Together: The Zero Driver
      • Using a Precompiled Header
      • The DriverEntry Routine
      • The Create and Close Dispatch Routines
      • The Read Dispatch Routine
      • The Write Dispatch Routine
      • Test Application
      • Read/Write Statistics
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Advanced Programming Techniques (Part 1)
    • Driver Created Threads
    • Memory Management
      • Pool Allocations
      • Secure Pools
      • Overloading the new and delete Operators
      • Lookaside Lists
      • The “Classic” Lookaside API
      • The Newer Lookaside API
    • Calling Other Drivers
    • Putting it All Together: The Melody Driver
      • Client Code
    • Invoking System Services
      • Example: Enumerating Processes
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Process and Thread Notifications
    • Process Notifications
    • Implementing Process Notifications
      • The DriverEntry Routine
      • Handling Process Exit Notifications
      • Handling Process Create Notifications
    • Providing Data to User Mode
      • The User Mode Client
    • Thread Notifications
    • Image Load Notifications
      • Final Client Code
    • Remote Thread Detection
      • The Detector Client
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Object and Registry Notifications
    • Object Notifications
      • Pre-Operation Callback
      • Post-Operation Callback
    • The Process Protector Driver
      • Object Notification Registration
      • Managing Protected Processes
      • The Pre-Callback
      • The Client Application
    • Registry Notifications
      • Registry Overview
      • Using Registry Notifications
      • Handling Pre-Notifications
      • Handling Post-Operations
    • Extending the SysMon Driver
      • Handling Registry Callback
      • Modified Client Code
      • Performance Considerations
      • Miscellaenous Notes
    • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Advanced Programming Techniques (Part 2)
    • Timers
      • Kernel Timers
      • Timer Resolution
      • High-Resolution Timers
      • I/O Timer
    • Generic Tables
      • Splay Trees
      • Tables Sample Driver
      • Testing the Tables Driver
      • AVL Trees
      • Hash Tables
    • Singly Linked Lists
      • Sequenced Singly-Linked Lists
    • Callback Objects

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