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Book for WinNT Drivers

OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
Hi All.
I'm new in WinNT drivers, so I'm searching best book for introduction to
WinNT kernel drivers as well as
drivers debuging and some example sources.
Please recommend me best You know (Author, Title, ISBN)
Thanks
LosPalos [Palo Sestak]
Siemen SWH
e-mail : [email protected]
phone : 00421-0905-933961
0043-5-1707 42113
00421-7-5968 4792

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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    Walter Oney's book "Programming the Microsoft Windows Driver Model" is an
    excellent one for WDM drivers

    Also

    The book By Peter Viscarola and Tony Mason "Windows NT Device Driver
    Development" is another excellent choice (However, it has not been updated
    for Win2K Yet).

    -Chris



    Christopher Pane
    Software Engineer
    Vanteon

    2851 Clover Street
    Pittsford, NY 14534
    Tel: (716) 248-0510 (Ext 232)
    Fax: (716) 248-0537

    email: [email protected]
    web: www.vanteon.com

    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Sestak Pavol
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:29 AM
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] Book for WinNT Drivers


    Hi All.
    I'm new in WinNT drivers, so I'm searching best book for introduction to
    WinNT kernel drivers as well as
    drivers debuging and some example sources.
    Please recommend me best You know (Author, Title, ISBN)
    Thanks
    LosPalos [Palo Sestak]
    Siemen SWH
    e-mail : [email protected]
    phone : 00421-0905-933961
    0043-5-1707 42113
    00421-7-5968 4792




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  • Thomas_F._DivineThomas_F._Divine Member Posts: 537
    I agree.

    In addition, Rajeev Nagar's book "Windows NT File System Internals" is
    excellent in my opinion. Although oriented toward file system filters and
    drivers, the book offers excellent insight and advice for general NT device
    driver development.

    Regards,

    Thomas F. Divine

    PCAUSA - Toolkits & Resources For Network Software Developers
    NDIS Protocol - TDI Client - Windows 95 Redirector
    <http://www.pcausa.com&gt;

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Chris Pane <[email protected]>
    To: NT Developers Interest List <[email protected]>
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:53 AM
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers


    > Walter Oney's book "Programming the Microsoft Windows Driver Model" is an
    > excellent one for WDM drivers
    >
    > Also
    >
    > The book By Peter Viscarola and Tony Mason "Windows NT Device Driver
    > Development" is another excellent choice (However, it has not been updated
    > for Win2K Yet).
    >
    > -Chris
    >
    >
    >
    > Christopher Pane
    > Software Engineer
    > Vanteon
    >
    > 2851 Clover Street
    > Pittsford, NY 14534
    > Tel: (716) 248-0510 (Ext 232)
    > Fax: (716) 248-0537
    >
    > email: [email protected]
    > web: www.vanteon.com
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [email protected]
    > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Sestak Pavol
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:29 AM
    > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > Subject: [ntdev] Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    >
    > Hi All.
    > I'm new in WinNT drivers, so I'm searching best book for introduction to
    > WinNT kernel drivers as well as
    > drivers debuging and some example sources.
    > Please recommend me best You know (Author, Title, ISBN)
    > Thanks
    > LosPalos [Palo Sestak]
    > Siemen SWH
    > e-mail : [email protected]
    > phone : 00421-0905-933961
    > 0043-5-1707 42113
    > 00421-7-5968 4792
    >
    >
    >
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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    I agree, Walter's is a good book. Another I like (it also just briefly
    discusses Win 2K) is "Windows NT Device Driver Development" by Peter
    Viscarola and W. Anthony Mason.

    Ed Lau

    MidCore Software, Inc.
    900 Straits Tpke.
    Middlebury, CT 06762

    www.midcore.com



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Chris Pane <[email protected]>
    To: NT Developers Interest List <[email protected]>
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:53 AM
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers


    > Walter Oney's book "Programming the Microsoft Windows Driver Model" is an
    > excellent one for WDM drivers
    >
    > Also
    >
    > The book By Peter Viscarola and Tony Mason "Windows NT Device Driver
    > Development" is another excellent choice (However, it has not been updated
    > for Win2K Yet).
    >
    > -Chris
    >
    >
    >
    > Christopher Pane
    > Software Engineer
    > Vanteon
    >
    > 2851 Clover Street
    > Pittsford, NY 14534
    > Tel: (716) 248-0510 (Ext 232)
    > Fax: (716) 248-0537
    >
    > email: [email protected]
    > web: www.vanteon.com
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [email protected]
    > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Sestak Pavol
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:29 AM
    > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > Subject: [ntdev] Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    >
    > Hi All.
    > I'm new in WinNT drivers, so I'm searching best book for introduction to
    > WinNT kernel drivers as well as
    > drivers debuging and some example sources.
    > Please recommend me best You know (Author, Title, ISBN)
    > Thanks
    > LosPalos [Palo Sestak]
    > Siemen SWH
    > e-mail : [email protected]
    > phone : 00421-0905-933961
    > 0043-5-1707 42113
    > 00421-7-5968 4792
    >
    >
    >
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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    There is "One" best book. They all have points and cover different twists in
    the "practice" of driver writing. I would recommend them all, from Baker to
    Olney.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ed Lau [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 8:34 AM
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers

    I agree, Walter's is a good book. Another I like (it also
    just briefly
    discusses Win 2K) is "Windows NT Device Driver Development"
    by Peter
    Viscarola and W. Anthony Mason.

    Ed Lau

    MidCore Software, Inc.
    900 Straits Tpke.
    Middlebury, CT 06762

    www.midcore.com



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Chris Pane <[email protected]>
    To: NT Developers Interest List <[email protected]>
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:53 AM
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers


    > Walter Oney's book "Programming the Microsoft Windows
    Driver Model" is an
    > excellent one for WDM drivers
    >
    > Also
    >
    > The book By Peter Viscarola and Tony Mason "Windows NT
    Device Driver
    > Development" is another excellent choice (However, it has
    not been updated
    > for Win2K Yet).
    >
    > -Chris
    >
    >
    >
    > Christopher Pane
    > Software Engineer
    > Vanteon
    >
    > 2851 Clover Street
    > Pittsford, NY 14534
    > Tel: (716) 248-0510 (Ext 232)
    > Fax: (716) 248-0537
    >
    > email: [email protected]
    > web: www.vanteon.com
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [email protected]
    > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Sestak
    Pavol
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:29 AM
    > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > Subject: [ntdev] Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    >
    > Hi All.
    > I'm new in WinNT drivers, so I'm searching best book for
    introduction to
    > WinNT kernel drivers as well as
    > drivers debuging and some example sources.
    > Please recommend me best You know (Author, Title, ISBN)
    > Thanks
    > LosPalos [Palo Sestak]
    > Siemen SWH
    > e-mail : [email protected]
    > phone : 00421-0905-933961
    > 0043-5-1707 42113
    > 00421-7-5968 4792
    >
    >
    >
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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    The most complete book, that I have read is "Developing Windows
    NT Device Drivers" by Dekker and Newcomer. But I also recommend the
    book by Oney, and the book by Viscarola and Mason. I would also highly
    recommend signing up for "The NT Insider" published by OSR
    (www.osr.com).

    David Jones
    CharisMac Engineering




    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Gary Little [SMTP:[email protected]]
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 8:52 AM
    > To: David Jones; Wyler Furgeson
    > Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    > There is "One" best book. They all have points and cover different
    > twists in
    > the "practice" of driver writing. I would recommend them all, from
    > Baker to
    > Olney.
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Ed Lau [mailto:[email protected]]
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 8:34 AM
    > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    > I agree, Walter's is a good book. Another I like (it
    > also
    > just briefly
    > discusses Win 2K) is "Windows NT Device Driver
    > Development"
    > by Peter
    > Viscarola and W. Anthony Mason.
    >
    > Ed Lau
    >
    > MidCore Software, Inc.
    > 900 Straits Tpke.
    > Middlebury, CT 06762
    >
    > www.midcore.com
    >
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Chris Pane <[email protected]>
    > To: NT Developers Interest List <[email protected]>
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:53 AM
    > Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    >
    > > Walter Oney's book "Programming the Microsoft Windows
    > Driver Model" is an
    > > excellent one for WDM drivers
    > >
    > > Also
    > >
    > > The book By Peter Viscarola and Tony Mason "Windows NT
    > Device Driver
    > > Development" is another excellent choice (However, it
    > has
    > not been updated
    > > for Win2K Yet).
    > >
    > > -Chris
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Christopher Pane
    > > Software Engineer
    > > Vanteon
    > >
    > > 2851 Clover Street
    > > Pittsford, NY 14534
    > > Tel: (716) 248-0510 (Ext 232)
    > > Fax: (716) 248-0537
    > >
    > > email: [email protected]
    > > web: www.vanteon.com
    > >
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: [email protected]
    > > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
    > Sestak
    > Pavol
    > > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:29 AM
    > > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > > Subject: [ntdev] Book for WinNT Drivers
    > >
    > >
    > > Hi All.
    > > I'm new in WinNT drivers, so I'm searching best book
    > for
    > introduction to
    > > WinNT kernel drivers as well as
    > > drivers debuging and some example sources.
    > > Please recommend me best You know (Author, Title,
    > ISBN)
    > > Thanks
    > > LosPalos [Palo Sestak]
    > > Siemen SWH
    > > e-mail : [email protected]
    > > phone : 00421-0905-933961
    > > 0043-5-1707 42113
    > > 00421-7-5968 4792
    > >
    > >
    > >
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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    I wonder if anyone has looked at the Newcomer/Dekker book on writing NT
    device drivers, I particularly likee this book as it covers NT/4 and
    preliminary info on WIN2K. In my opinion this is an excellent book and I
    hold it in as much regard as the other books mentioned.

    Comments anyone ?

    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Gary Little
    Sent: 03 May 2000 16:40
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers


    There is "One" best book. They all have points and cover different twists in
    the "practice" of driver writing. I would recommend them all, from Baker to
    Olney.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ed Lau [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 8:34 AM
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers

    I agree, Walter's is a good book. Another I like (it also
    just briefly
    discusses Win 2K) is "Windows NT Device Driver Development"
    by Peter
    Viscarola and W. Anthony Mason.

    Ed Lau

    MidCore Software, Inc.
    900 Straits Tpke.
    Middlebury, CT 06762

    www.midcore.com



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Chris Pane <[email protected]>
    To: NT Developers Interest List <[email protected]>
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:53 AM
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers


    > Walter Oney's book "Programming the Microsoft Windows
    Driver Model" is an
    > excellent one for WDM drivers
    >
    > Also
    >
    > The book By Peter Viscarola and Tony Mason "Windows NT
    Device Driver
    > Development" is another excellent choice (However, it has
    not been updated
    > for Win2K Yet).
    >
    > -Chris
    >
    >
    >
    > Christopher Pane
    > Software Engineer
    > Vanteon
    >
    > 2851 Clover Street
    > Pittsford, NY 14534
    > Tel: (716) 248-0510 (Ext 232)
    > Fax: (716) 248-0537
    >
    > email: [email protected]
    > web: www.vanteon.com
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [email protected]
    > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Sestak
    Pavol
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:29 AM
    > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > Subject: [ntdev] Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    >
    > Hi All.
    > I'm new in WinNT drivers, so I'm searching best book for
    introduction to
    > WinNT kernel drivers as well as
    > drivers debuging and some example sources.
    > Please recommend me best You know (Author, Title, ISBN)
    > Thanks
    > LosPalos [Palo Sestak]
    > Siemen SWH
    > e-mail : [email protected]
    > phone : 00421-0905-933961
    > 0043-5-1707 42113
    > 00421-7-5968 4792
    >
    >
    >
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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    It is indeed an excellent book, and much easier to understand than the
    Viscarola and Mason book from OSR, which is a good read also.
    Also bought the Walter Oney WDM book, but I havent even opened it yet. Too
    busy enjoyng (!) the Dekker and Newcomer book...

    Mark.
    CCC Network Systems,
    Belfast, Northern Ireland.


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Andy Georgiou <[email protected]>
    To: NT Developers Interest List <[email protected]>
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 5:01 PM
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers


    > I wonder if anyone has looked at the Newcomer/Dekker book on writing NT
    > device drivers, I particularly likee this book as it covers NT/4 and
    > preliminary info on WIN2K. In my opinion this is an excellent book and I
    > hold it in as much regard as the other books mentioned.
    >
    > Comments anyone ?
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [email protected]
    > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Gary Little
    > Sent: 03 May 2000 16:40
    > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    >
    > There is "One" best book. They all have points and cover different twists
    in
    > the "practice" of driver writing. I would recommend them all, from Baker
    to
    > Olney.
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Ed Lau [mailto:[email protected]]
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 8:34 AM
    > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    > I agree, Walter's is a good book. Another I like (it also
    > just briefly
    > discusses Win 2K) is "Windows NT Device Driver Development"
    > by Peter
    > Viscarola and W. Anthony Mason.
    >
    > Ed Lau
    >
    > MidCore Software, Inc.
    > 900 Straits Tpke.
    > Middlebury, CT 06762
    >
    > www.midcore.com
    >
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Chris Pane <[email protected]>
    > To: NT Developers Interest List <[email protected]>
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:53 AM
    > Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers
    >
    >
    > > Walter Oney's book "Programming the Microsoft Windows
    > Driver Model" is an
    > > excellent one for WDM drivers
    > >
    > > Also
    > >
    > > The book By Peter Viscarola and Tony Mason "Windows NT
    > Device Driver
    > > Development" is another excellent choice (However, it has
    > not been updated
    > > for Win2K Yet).
    > >
    > > -Chris
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Christopher Pane
    > > Software Engineer
    > > Vanteon
    > >
    > > 2851 Clover Street
    > > Pittsford, NY 14534
    > > Tel: (716) 248-0510 (Ext 232)
    > > Fax: (716) 248-0537
    > >
    > > email: [email protected]
    > > web: www.vanteon.com
    > >
    > > -----Original Message-----
    > > From: [email protected]
    > > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Sestak
    > Pavol
    > > Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 10:29 AM
    > > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > > Subject: [ntdev] Book for WinNT Drivers
    > >
    > >
    > > Hi All.
    > > I'm new in WinNT drivers, so I'm searching best book for
    > introduction to
    > > WinNT kernel drivers as well as
    > > drivers debuging and some example sources.
    > > Please recommend me best You know (Author, Title, ISBN)
    > > Thanks
    > > LosPalos [Palo Sestak]
    > > Siemen SWH
    > > e-mail : [email protected]
    > > phone : 00421-0905-933961
    > > 0043-5-1707 42113
    > > 00421-7-5968 4792
    > >
    > >
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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    Because I like book reviews, I thought I would add my 2cents.

    I've read the following and found that each of them have different strong
    points:

    Baker (the first) - still holds the record for bounding out a driver in
    short order...
    Nagar - file systems...
    Viscarola & Mason - how the system works with respect to device drivers...
    Dekker & Newcomer - kernel mode device drivers...
    Oney - driver data flow and WDM...


    All the above books are excellent and anyone of them will aid in the process
    of developing a driver. If I had to make a choice and select just one ...

    Last year I had to write a filter driver. I pulled out the Baker floppy and
    made great progress. Then I had to refer to Nagar to understand how to get
    it working with the changes I need to add.

    Write Drivers, need library.

    I have not read Cant's book yet. But I am planning on getting the next
    Baker book this summer.


    just to add
    to the confusion,
    davem.
  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    Wouldn't it be great if somebody would be gracious enough to build an
    encyclopaedia that covers all of the aspects of writing drivers for any kind
    of purpose.

    I agree all of the books mentioned so far are good as far as they go,
    however, there is no single point of reference which covers everything you
    would need to know. Perhaps if Microsoft did a better job of documenting the
    driver interface, writing filter drivers, the file system manager and
    installable file systems, then we would all be busy earning lots of money
    cranking out wonderful drivers and filters for virtually everything
    imaginable instead of wasting time and money on books that provide some of
    the answers, correlating info from one book to another and trawling on -
    line discussion groups to gratefully glean experience from others. The DDK
    and IFS kit as many of you already know leaves a lot to be desired.

    One can only live and hope that someone out there has the knowledge and
    capability to write such a weighty tome. It would be worth a couple of
    hundred bucks to buy such a book.

    Now there is an original thought :-)




    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
    [email protected]
    Sent: 03 May 2000 19:06
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers




    Because I like book reviews, I thought I would add my 2cents.

    I've read the following and found that each of them have different strong
    points:

    Baker (the first) - still holds the record for bounding out a driver in
    short order...
    Nagar - file systems...
    Viscarola & Mason - how the system works with respect to device drivers...
    Dekker & Newcomer - kernel mode device drivers...
    Oney - driver data flow and WDM...


    All the above books are excellent and anyone of them will aid in the process
    of developing a driver. If I had to make a choice and select just one ...

    Last year I had to write a filter driver. I pulled out the Baker floppy and
    made great progress. Then I had to refer to Nagar to understand how to get
    it working with the changes I need to add.

    Write Drivers, need library.

    I have not read Cant's book yet. But I am planning on getting the next
    Baker book this summer.


    just to add
    to the confusion,
    davem.


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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    Speaking of which:

    Has anyone read - Peter Varhol's book Microsoft's Windows Nt Operating
    System

    It costs $265 and I wondering if it's the missing link? At that price it
    should include at least some of the operating systems code snip-its! An all
    the details in plain english, Right?



    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Andy Georgiou
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 1:33 PM
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers


    Wouldn't it be great if somebody would be gracious enough to build an
    encyclopaedia that covers all of the aspects of writing drivers for any kind
    of purpose.

    I agree all of the books mentioned so far are good as far as they go,
    however, there is no single point of reference which covers everything you
    would need to know. Perhaps if Microsoft did a better job of documenting the
    driver interface, writing filter drivers, the file system manager and
    installable file systems, then we would all be busy earning lots of money
    cranking out wonderful drivers and filters for virtually everything
    imaginable instead of wasting time and money on books that provide some of
    the answers, correlating info from one book to another and trawling on -
    line discussion groups to gratefully glean experience from others. The DDK
    and IFS kit as many of you already know leaves a lot to be desired.

    One can only live and hope that someone out there has the knowledge and
    capability to write such a weighty tome. It would be worth a couple of
    hundred bucks to buy such a book.

    Now there is an original thought :-)




    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
    [email protected]
    Sent: 03 May 2000 19:06
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers




    Because I like book reviews, I thought I would add my 2cents.

    I've read the following and found that each of them have different strong
    points:

    Baker (the first) - still holds the record for bounding out a driver in
    short order...
    Nagar - file systems...
    Viscarola & Mason - how the system works with respect to device drivers...
    Dekker & Newcomer - kernel mode device drivers...
    Oney - driver data flow and WDM...


    All the above books are excellent and anyone of them will aid in the process
    of developing a driver. If I had to make a choice and select just one ...

    Last year I had to write a filter driver. I pulled out the Baker floppy and
    made great progress. Then I had to refer to Nagar to understand how to get
    it working with the changes I need to add.

    Write Drivers, need library.

    I have not read Cant's book yet. But I am planning on getting the next
    Baker book this summer.


    just to add
    to the confusion,
    davem.


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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    The best thing I found to do, if you are new to Drivers under NT is to Pick
    one book , read it cover to cover then convince your company to send you to
    the OSR WDM/Kernal Driver lab course, which I might say is one of the *BEST*
    technical courses I have ever attended. Real hands on.

    And after my initial pre-course read, I was filled with questions and a
    little foggy on many of the areas. Peter (The teacher) in a very short
    amount of time took me from a very basic, foggy understanding of Win2k
    Drivers, to feeling like I had a very solid foundation on how to wrote Win2k
    Drivers, and was ready to start being productive back at work ! His lecture
    style and the hands on nature of the course really works - It also gave me
    alot of the "Why" things are designed a certain way in WinNT.



    Later

    _Chris

    Christopher Pane
    Software Engineer
    Vanteon

    2851 Clover Street
    Pittsford, NY 14534
    Tel: (716) 248-0510 (Ext 232)
    Fax: (716) 248-0537

    email: [email protected]
    web: www.vanteon.com

    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Andy Georgiou
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 2:33 PM
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers


    Wouldn't it be great if somebody would be gracious enough to build an
    encyclopaedia that covers all of the aspects of writing drivers for any kind
    of purpose.

    I agree all of the books mentioned so far are good as far as they go,
    however, there is no single point of reference which covers everything you
    would need to know. Perhaps if Microsoft did a better job of documenting the
    driver interface, writing filter drivers, the file system manager and
    installable file systems, then we would all be busy earning lots of money
    cranking out wonderful drivers and filters for virtually everything
    imaginable instead of wasting time and money on books that provide some of
    the answers, correlating info from one book to another and trawling on -
    line discussion groups to gratefully glean experience from others. The DDK
    and IFS kit as many of you already know leaves a lot to be desired.

    One can only live and hope that someone out there has the knowledge and
    capability to write such a weighty tome. It would be worth a couple of
    hundred bucks to buy such a book.

    Now there is an original thought :-)




    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
    [email protected]
    Sent: 03 May 2000 19:06
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers




    Because I like book reviews, I thought I would add my 2cents.

    I've read the following and found that each of them have different strong
    points:

    Baker (the first) - still holds the record for bounding out a driver in
    short order...
    Nagar - file systems...
    Viscarola & Mason - how the system works with respect to device drivers...
    Dekker & Newcomer - kernel mode device drivers...
    Oney - driver data flow and WDM...


    All the above books are excellent and anyone of them will aid in the process
    of developing a driver. If I had to make a choice and select just one ...

    Last year I had to write a filter driver. I pulled out the Baker floppy and
    made great progress. Then I had to refer to Nagar to understand how to get
    it working with the changes I need to add.

    Write Drivers, need library.

    I have not read Cant's book yet. But I am planning on getting the next
    Baker book this summer.


    just to add
    to the confusion,
    davem.


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  • OSR_Community_User-35OSR_Community_User-35 Member Posts: 154
    He has quite a few titles to his name, most in excess of $200. I don't
    think the cost is due to the tremendous amount of work put into each
    (how could one guy do so much?), but rather because they are limited-
    run research reports.

    Amazon did not have a description for that particular book, but judging
    by the other titles, I would say it is neither a how-to or reference for
    programmers, but rather an analysis of the NT platform indended for IS/IT.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dave Cox
    Hewlett-Packard Co.
    HPSO/SSMO (Santa Barbara)
    https://ecardfile.com/id/Dave+Cox


    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 11:43 AM
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers



    Speaking of which:

    Has anyone read - Peter Varhol's book Microsoft's Windows Nt Operating
    System

    It costs $265 and I wondering if it's the missing link? At that price it
    should include at least some of the operating systems code snip-its! An all
    the details in plain english, Right?



    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Andy Georgiou
    Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 1:33 PM
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers


    Wouldn't it be great if somebody would be gracious enough to build an
    encyclopaedia that covers all of the aspects of writing drivers for any kind
    of purpose.

    I agree all of the books mentioned so far are good as far as they go,
    however, there is no single point of reference which covers everything you
    would need to know. Perhaps if Microsoft did a better job of documenting the
    driver interface, writing filter drivers, the file system manager and
    installable file systems, then we would all be busy earning lots of money
    cranking out wonderful drivers and filters for virtually everything
    imaginable instead of wasting time and money on books that provide some of
    the answers, correlating info from one book to another and trawling on -
    line discussion groups to gratefully glean experience from others. The DDK
    and IFS kit as many of you already know leaves a lot to be desired.

    One can only live and hope that someone out there has the knowledge and
    capability to write such a weighty tome. It would be worth a couple of
    hundred bucks to buy such a book.

    Now there is an original thought :-)




    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
    [email protected]
    Sent: 03 May 2000 19:06
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers




    Because I like book reviews, I thought I would add my 2cents.

    I've read the following and found that each of them have different strong
    points:

    Baker (the first) - still holds the record for bounding out a driver in
    short order...
    Nagar - file systems...
    Viscarola & Mason - how the system works with respect to device drivers...
    Dekker & Newcomer - kernel mode device drivers...
    Oney - driver data flow and WDM...


    All the above books are excellent and anyone of them will aid in the process
    of developing a driver. If I had to make a choice and select just one ...

    Last year I had to write a filter driver. I pulled out the Baker floppy and
    made great progress. Then I had to refer to Nagar to understand how to get
    it working with the changes I need to add.

    Write Drivers, need library.

    I have not read Cant's book yet. But I am planning on getting the next
    Baker book this summer.


    just to add
    to the confusion,
    davem.


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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    I had attended the seminar hold by Oney, I find it is very helpful.
    Beside that the wizard provided by in Oney's book is great.


    Michael Cheng




    [email protected]@lists.osr.com on 2000/05/04 02:06:05 AM

    Please respond to "NT Developers Interest List"

    Sent by: [email protected]


    To: "NT Developers Interest List"
    cc:

    Subject: [ntdev] RE: Book for WinNT Drivers





    Because I like book reviews, I thought I would add my 2cents.

    I've read the following and found that each of them have different strong
    points:

    Baker (the first) - still holds the record for bounding out a driver in
    short order...
    Nagar - file systems...
    Viscarola & Mason - how the system works with respect to device drivers...
    Dekker & Newcomer - kernel mode device drivers...
    Oney - driver data flow and WDM...


    All the above books are excellent and anyone of them will aid in the
    process
    of developing a driver. If I had to make a choice and select just one ...

    Last year I had to write a filter driver. I pulled out the Baker floppy
    and
    made great progress. Then I had to refer to Nagar to understand how to get
    it working with the changes I need to add.

    Write Drivers, need library.

    I have not read Cant's book yet. But I am planning on getting the next
    Baker book this summer.


    just to add
    to the confusion,
    davem.


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