Chapter 2: Windows Driver Fundamentals


Overview

This chapter is for developers who are new to Windows driver development. It provides basic background about the core Windows operating system and how drivers operate in that environment as well as an introduction to kernel-mode programming.

If you are new to Windows drivers, read this chapter for concepts and terminology that are essential for understanding the topics in this book. If you are an experienced driver developer, skim this chapter and check "A Basic Vocabulary" at the end. If you are familiar with those terms and concepts, you should be able to skip this chapter.

For this chapter, you need

From


Sample drivers

 

Directory of Windows Driver Kit Samples

%wdk%\BuildNumber\src

WDK documentation

 

Getting Started with Windows Drivers

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=79284

Other

 

Driver Fundamentals Resources on the WHDC Web site

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=79338

Microsoft Windows Internals, Solomon and Russinovich

http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/6710.aspx

Operating Systems, Stallings

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82718




Developing Drivers with the Microsoft Windows Driver Foundation
Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation (Pro Developer)
ISBN: 0735623740
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 224

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