Microsoft Windows Internals by Mark E. Russinovich, David A. Solomon

By Mark E. Russinovich, David A. Solomon

Delve contained in the home windows kernel with famous internals specialists Mark Russinovich and David Solomon, in collaboration with the Microsoft home windows product improvement workforce. This vintage guide—fully up-to-date for home windows Server 2003, home windows XP, and home windows 2000, together with 64-bit extensions—describes the structure and internals of the home windows working method. You’ll locate hands-on experiments you should use to event home windows inner habit firsthand, besides complicated troubleshooting details that can assist you retain your structures operating easily and successfully. no matter if you’re a developer or a method administrator, you’ll locate serious architectural insights so you might quick follow for larger layout, debugging, functionality, and support.Get in-depth, within wisdom of the home windows working method: comprehend the most important mechanisms that configure and keep an eye on home windows, together with dispatching, startup and shutdown, and the registry discover the home windows protection version, together with entry, privileges, and auditing examine inner approach structure utilizing the kernel debugger and different instruments research the knowledge constructions and algorithms that care for procedures, threads, and jobs notice how home windows manages digital and actual reminiscence comprehend the operation and structure of NTFS, and troubleshoot dossier method entry difficulties View the home windows networking stack from best to backside, together with mapping, APIs, identify solution, and protocol drivers Troubleshoot boot difficulties and practice crash research

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Or open the Performance Counter Reference help file in the resource kit. For information on how to interpret these counters to detect bottlenecks or plan capacity, see the section “Performance Monitoring” in the Windows 2000 Server Operations Guide, which is part of the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit. These chapters provide an excellent description to anyone seriously interested in understanding Windows performance. com). Note that all the Windows performance counters are accessible programmatically.

Com in cases where the native local debugging support does not work. ”) to display the contents of internal data structures such as threads, processes, I/O request packets, and memory management information. Throughout this book, the relevant kernel debugger commands and output are included as they apply to each topic being discussed. In addition, the dt (display type) command can format over 400 kernel structures because the kernel symbol files for Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 contain type information that the debugger can use to format structures.

19 20 Microsoft Windows Internals, Fourth Edition 6. When you’re finished, click the New Counter Set button on the toolbar (or just close the tool). You can also quickly see this activity by using Task Manager. Just click the Performance tab, and then select Show Kernel Times from the View menu. The CPU usage bar will show user-mode time in green and kernel-mode time in red. Figure 1-6 Performance tool showing time split between kernel mode and user mode To see how the Performance tool itself uses kernel time and user time, run it again, but add the individual Process counters % User Time and % Privileged Time for every process in the system: 1.

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