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What Makes It Page?

What Makes It Page?

The Windows 7 (x64) Virtual Memory Manager

  • Author: Enrico Martignetti
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781479114290
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 614
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This is a book for curious people. It attempts to answer the basic question “how does it work?” As such, it does not explain how to call documented APIs and DDIs to accomplish some specific goal. There is plenty of information available on these subjects, including the MSDN Library, the WDK documentation and several excellent books. Rather, its purpose is to analyze how the Virtual Memory Manager works, simply because it is something worth knowing. With a certain mindset, it might even be something fun to know.Even though this book gives a fairly detailed description of the Virtual Memory Manager, it is not reserved for experienced kernel level programmers. Parts I and II provide information on the x64 processor and enough details on kernel mode code execution to help readers approaching these subjects for the first time.This book describes the Windows 7 x64 implementation of the Virtual Memory Manager. All of the analysis and experiments have been performed on this particular version only.

Windows NT/2000 Native API Reference

Windows NT/2000 Native API Reference

  • Author: Gary Nebbett
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781578701995
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 496
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Windows NT/2000 Native API Reference is absolutely unique. Currently, documentation on WIndows NT's native APIs can only be found through access to the source code or occasionally Web sites where people have chosen to share bits of insight gained through reverse engineering. This book provides the first complete reference to the API functions native to Windows NT and covers the set of services that are offered by Windows NT to both kernel- and user-mode programs. Ideal for the intermediate and advanced level user- and kernel-mode developers of Windows systems, this books is devoted to the NT native API and consists of documentation of the 210 routines included in the API. Also included are all the functions added in Windows 2000.

Windows NT Device Driver Development

Windows NT Device Driver Development

  • Author: Peter G. Viscarola,W. Anthony Mason
  • Publisher: New Riders Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 684
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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).

Windows NT File System Internals

Windows NT File System Internals

A Developer's Guide

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 774
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Windows NT File System Internalspresents the details of the NT I/O Manager, the Cache Manager, and the Memory Manager from the perspective of a software developer writing a file system driver or implementing a kernel-mode filter driver. The book provides numerous code examples included on diskette, as well as the source for a complete, usable filter driver. This book appeals to a wide audience: system programmers implementing kernel-mode code such as file systems, device drivers, network redirectors, or filter drivers; system administrators who simply want to learn more about the systems they manage; software engineers interested in NT internals; and computer science students examining the intricacies of file system technology. Topics covered in the book include: An introduction to NT system components The NT I/O Manager The NT Virtual Memory Manager The NT Cache Manager Structured driver development under Windows NT Writing a file system driver Writing a filter driver

Surreptitious Software

Surreptitious Software

Obfuscation, Watermarking, and Tamperproofing for Software Protection

  • Author: Jasvir Nagra,Christian Collberg
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780132702034
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 792
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“This book gives thorough, scholarly coverage of an area of growing importance in computer security and is a ‘must have’ for every researcher, student, and practicing professional in software protection.” —Mikhail Atallah, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University Theory, Techniques, and Tools for Fighting Software Piracy, Tampering, and Malicious Reverse Engineering The last decade has seen significant progress in the development of techniques for resisting software piracy and tampering. These techniques are indispensable for software developers seeking to protect vital intellectual property. Surreptitious Software is the first authoritative, comprehensive resource for researchers, developers, and students who want to understand these approaches, the level of security they afford, and the performance penalty they incur. Christian Collberg and Jasvir Nagra bring together techniques drawn from related areas of computer science, including cryptography, steganography, watermarking, software metrics, reverse engineering, and compiler optimization. Using extensive sample code, they show readers how to implement protection schemes ranging from code obfuscation and software fingerprinting to tamperproofing and birthmarking, and discuss the theoretical and practical limitations of these techniques. Coverage includes Mastering techniques that both attackers and defenders use to analyze programs Using code obfuscation to make software harder to analyze and understand Fingerprinting software to identify its author and to trace software pirates Tamperproofing software using guards that detect and respond to illegal modifications of code and data Strengthening content protection through dynamic watermarking and dynamic obfuscation Detecting code theft via software similarity analysis and birthmarking algorithms Using hardware techniques to defend software and media against piracy and tampering Detecting software tampering in distributed system Understanding the theoretical limits of code obfuscation

X64 Windows Debugging

X64 Windows Debugging

Practical Foundations

  • Author: Dmitry Vostokov
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781906717926
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 194
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Written by the founder of DumpAnalysis.org, this resource can help technical support and escalation engineers and Windows software testers without the knowledge of assembly language master necessary prerequisites to understand and start debugging and crash dump analysis on X64 Windows platforms.

Windows Debugging Notebook

Windows Debugging Notebook

Essential User Space WinDbg Commands

  • Author: Roberto Alexis Farah,Dmitry Vostokov
  • Publisher: Fastprint Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781906717001
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 256
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A reference book for technical support and escalation engineers troubleshooting and debugging complex software issues. The book is also invaluable for software maintenance and development engineers debugging Windows applications and services.

Windows Internals

Windows Internals

  • Author: Mark E. Russinovich,David A. Solomon,Alex Ionescu
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735677271
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 672
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Delve inside Windows architecture and internals—and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by three renowned internals experts, this classic guide is fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2—and now presents its coverage in two volumes. As always, you get critical insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you’ll experience its internal behavior firsthand—knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support. In Part 2, you’ll examine: Core subsystems for I/O, storage, memory management, cache manager, and file systems Startup and shutdown processes Crash-dump analysis, including troubleshooting tools and techniques

Practical Reverse Engineering

Practical Reverse Engineering

x86, x64, ARM, Windows Kernel, Reversing Tools, and Obfuscation

  • Author: Bruce Dang,Alexandre Gazet,Elias Bachaalany
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118787390
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 384
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Analyzing how hacks are done, so as to stop them in the future Reverse engineering is the process of analyzing hardware or software and understanding it, without having access to the source code or design documents. Hackers are able to reverse engineer systems and exploit what they find with scary results. Now the good guys can use the same tools to thwart these threats. Practical Reverse Engineering goes under the hood of reverse engineering for security analysts, security engineers, and system programmers, so they can learn how to use these same processes to stop hackers in their tracks. The book covers x86, x64, and ARM (the first book to cover all three); Windows kernel-mode code rootkits and drivers; virtual machine protection techniques; and much more. Best of all, it offers a systematic approach to the material, with plenty of hands-on exercises and real-world examples. Offers a systematic approach to understanding reverse engineering, with hands-on exercises and real-world examples Covers x86, x64, and advanced RISC machine (ARM) architectures as well as deobfuscation and virtual machine protection techniques Provides special coverage of Windows kernel-mode code (rootkits/drivers), a topic not often covered elsewhere, and explains how to analyze drivers step by step Demystifies topics that have a steep learning curve Includes a bonus chapter on reverse engineering tools Practical Reverse Engineering: Using x86, x64, ARM, Windows Kernel, and Reversing Tools provides crucial, up-to-date guidance for a broad range of IT professionals.

Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager

Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager

  • Author: Mel Gorman
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall PTR
  • ISBN: 9780131453487
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 727
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This is an expert guide to the 2.6 Linux Kernel's most important component: the Virtual Memory Manager.

Developing Windows NT Device Drivers

Developing Windows NT Device Drivers

A Programmer's Handbook

  • Author: Edward N. Dekker,Joseph M. Newcomer
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 9780768682250
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1280
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Developing Windows NT Device Drivers: A Programmer's Handbookoffers programmers a comprehensive and in-depth guide to building device drivers for Windows NT. Written by two experienced driver developers, Edward N. Dekker and Joseph M. Newcomer, this book provides detailed coverage of techniques, tools, methods, and pitfalls to help make the often complex and byzantine "black art" of driver development straightforward and accessible. This book is designed for anyone involved in the development of Windows NT Device Drivers, particularly those working on drivers for nonstandard devices that Microsoft has not specifically supported. Because Windows NT does not permit an application program to directly manipulate hardware, a customized kernel mode device driver must be created for these nonstandard devices. And since experience has clearly shown that superficial knowledge can be hazardous when developing device drivers, the authors have taken care to explore each relevant topic in depth. This book's coverage focuses on drivers for polled, programmed I/O, interrupt-driven, and DMA devices. The authors discuss the components of a kernel mode device driver for Windows NT, including background on the two primary bus interfaces used in today's computers: the ISA and PCI buses. Developers will learn the mechanics of compilation and linking, how the drivers register themselves with the system, experience-based techniques for debugging, and how to build robust, portable, multithread- and multiprocessor-safe device drivers that work as intended and won't crash the system. The authors also show how to call the Windows NT kernel for the many services required to support a device driver and demonstrate some specialized techniques, such as mapping device memory or kernel memory into user space. Thus developers will not only learn the specific mechanics of high-quality device driver development for Windows NT, but will gain a deeper understanding of the foundations of device driver design.

Windows via C/C++

Windows via C/C++

  • Author: Christophe Nasarre,Jeffrey Richter
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 073564246X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 848
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Master the intricacies of application development with unmanaged C++ code—straight from the experts. Jeffrey Richter’s classic book is now fully revised for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. You get in-depth, comprehensive guidance, advanced techniques, and extensive code samples to help you program Windows–based applications. Discover how to: Architect and implement your applications for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Create and manipulate processes and jobs Schedule, manage, synchronize and destroy threads Perform asynchronous and synchronous device I/O operations with the I/O completion port Allocate memory using various techniques including virtual memory, memory-mapped files, and heaps Manipulate the default committed physical storage of thread stacks Build DLLs for delay-loading, API hooking, and process injection Using structured exception handling, Windows Error Recovery, and Application Restart services

The Art of Memory Forensics

The Art of Memory Forensics

Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory

  • Author: Michael Hale Ligh,Andrew Case,Jamie Levy,AAron Walters
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118824997
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 912
  • View: 8512
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Memory forensics provides cutting edge technology to help investigate digital attacks Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory (RAM) to solve digital crimes. As a follow-up to the best seller Malware Analyst's Cookbook, experts in the fields of malware, security, and digital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memory forensics—now the most sought after skill in the digital forensics and incident response fields. Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward the advanced, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory is based on a five day training course that the authors have presented to hundreds of students. It is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniques properly. Discover memory forensics techniques: How volatile memory analysis improves digital investigations Proper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware and advanced threats How to use free, open source tools for conducting thorough memory forensics Ways to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensically sound manner The next era of malware and security breaches are more sophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computer is often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident response process. The Art of Memory Forensics explains the latest technological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge this gap. It covers the most popular and recently released versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-bit editions.

The Holy Book of X86 - Volume 1

The Holy Book of X86 - Volume 1

  • Author: Arash Tohidi Chafi
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781974170784
  • Category:
  • Page: 58
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"The Holy Book of x86" is all about Intel assembly. It will teach you the most frequently used assembly instructions and their conventions. With fewer but precise explanations, simple and fun language, the author tends to focus on what matters to you instead of long and boring content. If you're interested in reverse engineering, low-level concepts of computer software or just want to know what happens under the hood during a program execution, this is a perfect start.

Understanding the Linux Kernel

Understanding the Linux Kernel

From I/O Ports to Process Management

  • Author: Daniel P. Bovet,Marco Cesati
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 9780596554910
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 944
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In order to thoroughly understand what makes Linux tick and why it works so well on a wide variety of systems, you need to delve deep into the heart of the kernel. The kernel handles all interactions between the CPU and the external world, and determines which programs will share processor time, in what order. It manages limited memory so well that hundreds of processes can share the system efficiently, and expertly organizes data transfers so that the CPU isn't kept waiting any longer than necessary for the relatively slow disks. The third edition of Understanding the Linux Kernel takes you on a guided tour of the most significant data structures, algorithms, and programming tricks used in the kernel. Probing beyond superficial features, the authors offer valuable insights to people who want to know how things really work inside their machine. Important Intel-specific features are discussed. Relevant segments of code are dissected line by line. But the book covers more than just the functioning of the code; it explains the theoretical underpinnings of why Linux does things the way it does. This edition of the book covers Version 2.6, which has seen significant changes to nearly every kernel subsystem, particularly in the areas of memory management and block devices. The book focuses on the following topics: Memory management, including file buffering, process swapping, and Direct memory Access (DMA) The Virtual Filesystem layer and the Second and Third Extended Filesystems Process creation and scheduling Signals, interrupts, and the essential interfaces to device drivers Timing Synchronization within the kernel Interprocess Communication (IPC) Program execution Understanding the Linux Kernel will acquaint you with all the inner workings of Linux, but it's more than just an academic exercise. You'll learn what conditions bring out Linux's best performance, and you'll see how it meets the challenge of providing good system response during process scheduling, file access, and memory management in a wide variety of environments. This book will help you make the most of your Linux system.

Mac OS X Internals

Mac OS X Internals

A Systems Approach

  • Author: Amit Singh
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 9780132702263
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1680
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Mac OS X was released in March 2001, but many components, such as Mach and BSD, are considerably older. Understanding the design, implementation, and workings of Mac OS X requires examination of several technologies that differ in their age, origins, philosophies, and roles. Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach is the first book that dissects the internals of the system, presenting a detailed picture that grows incrementally as you read. For example, you will learn the roles of the firmware, the bootloader, the Mach and BSD kernel components (including the process, virtual memory, IPC, and file system layers), the object-oriented I/O Kit driver framework, user libraries, and other core pieces of software. You will learn how these pieces connect and work internally, where they originated, and how they evolved. The book also covers several key areas of the Intel-based Macintosh computers. A solid understanding of system internals is immensely useful in design, development, and debugging for programmers of various skill levels. System programmers can use the book as a reference and to construct a better picture of how the core system works. Application programmers can gain a deeper understanding of how their applications interact with the system. System administrators and power users can use the book to harness the power of the rich environment offered by Mac OS X. Finally, members of the Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unix communities will find the book valuable in comparing and contrasting Mac OS X with their respective systems. Mac OS X Internals focuses on the technical aspects of OS X and is so full of extremely useful information and programming examples that it will definitely become a mandatory tool for every Mac OS X programmer.

Linux System Programming

Linux System Programming

Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library

  • Author: Robert Love
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1449341543
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 456
  • View: 6109
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Write software that draws directly on services offered by the Linux kernel and core system libraries. With this comprehensive book, Linux kernel contributor Robert Love provides you with a tutorial on Linux system programming, a reference manual on Linux system calls, and an insider’s guide to writing smarter, faster code. Love clearly distinguishes between POSIX standard functions and special services offered only by Linux. With a new chapter on multithreading, this updated and expanded edition provides an in-depth look at Linux from both a theoretical and applied perspective over a wide range of programming topics, including: A Linux kernel, C library, and C compiler overview Basic I/O operations, such as reading from and writing to files Advanced I/O interfaces, memory mappings, and optimization techniques The family of system calls for basic process management Advanced process management, including real-time processes Thread concepts, multithreaded programming, and Pthreads File and directory management Interfaces for allocating memory and optimizing memory access Basic and advanced signal interfaces, and their role on the system Clock management, including POSIX clocks and high-resolution timers

Windows 7 Inside Out

Windows 7 Inside Out

  • Author: Ed Bott,Carl Siechert,Craig Stinson
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0735626650
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1026
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Explaining how to use the new features of Windows 7, a comprehensive manual details hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds, along with information on such topics as Internet Explorer 8, Windows Media Center, networking, and security.

Alpha Architecture Reference Manual

Alpha Architecture Reference Manual

  • Author: Alpha Architecture Committee
  • Publisher: Digital Press
  • ISBN: 1483294331
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 600
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This is the authoritative reference on Digital Equipment Corporation's new 64-bit RISC Alpha architecture. Written by the designers of the internal Digital specifications, this book contains complete descriptions of the common architecture required for all implementations and the interfaces required to support the OSF/1 and OpenVMS operating systems.

System Performance Tuning

System Performance Tuning

Help for Unix Administrators

  • Author: Gian-Paolo D. Musumeci,Mike Loukides
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 9780596552046
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 352
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System Performance Tuning answers one of the most fundamental questions you can ask about your computer: How can I get it to do more work without buying more hardware? In the current economic downturn, performance tuning takes on a new importance. It allows system administrators to make the best use of existing systems and minimize the purchase of new equipment. Well-tuned systems save money and time that would otherwise be wasted dealing with slowdowns and errors. Performance tuning always involves compromises; unless system administrators know what the compromises are, they can't make intelligent decisions.Tuning is an essential skill for system administrators who face the problem of adapting the speed of a computer system to the speed requirements imposed by the real world. It requires a detailed understanding of the inner workings of the computer and its architecture. System Performance Tuning covers two distinct areas: performance tuning, or the art of increasing performance for a specific application, and capacity planning, or deciding what hardware best fulfills a given role. Underpinning both subjects is the science of computer architecture. This book focuses on the operating system, the underlying hardware, and their interactions. Topics covered include: Real and perceived performance problems, introducing capacity planning and performance monitoring (highlighting their strengths and weaknesses). An integrated description of all the major tools at a system administrator's disposal for tracking down system performance problems. Background on modern memory handling techniques, including the memory-caching filesystem implementations in Solaris and AIX. Updated sections on memory conservation and computing memory requirements. In depth discussion of disk interfaces, bandwidth capacity considerations, and RAID systems. Comprehensive discussion of NFS and greatly expanded discussion of networking. Workload management and code tuning. Special topics such as tuning Web servers for various types of content delivery and developments in cross-machine parallel computing For system administrators who want a hands-on introduction to system performance, this is the book to recommend.