OS X and iOS Kernel Programming

OS X and iOS Kernel Programming

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OS X and iOS Kernel Programming combines essential operating system and kernel architecture knowledge with a highly practical approach that will help you write effective kernel-level code. Youa€™ll learn fundamental concepts such as memory management and thread synchronization, as well as the I/O Kit framework. Youa€™ll also learn how to write your own kernel-level extensions, such as device drivers for USB and Thunderbolt devices, including networking, storage and audio drivers. OS X and iOS Kernel Programming provides an incisive and complete introduction to the XNU kernel, which runs iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Mac OS X servers and clients. Then, youa€™ll expand your horizons to examine Mac OS X and iOS system architecture. Understanding Applea€™s operating systems will allow you to write efficient device drivers, such as those covered in the book, using I/O Kit. With OS X and iOS Kernel Programming, youa€™ll: Discover classical kernel architecture topics such as memory management and thread synchronization Become well-versed in the intricacies of the kernel development process by applying kernel debugging and profiling tools Learn how to deploy your kernel-level projects and how to successfully package them Write code that interacts with hardware devices Examine easy to understand example code that can also be used in your own projects Create network filters Whether youa€™re a hobbyist, student, or professional engineer, turn to OS X andiOS Kernel Programming and find the knowledge you need to start developing What youa€™ll learn OS X and iOS common core architecture How to write extremely efficient code by exploiting kernel details Coding kernel-level extensions How to write device drivers How to program the I/O Kit framework Key mobile device topics like power management drivers and video capture modules To understand OS X memory management and threads To parse kernel debug messages and package projects ready for deployment Who this book is for This book is suited for: Intermediate and advanced iPhone and OS X programmers ready for the next step Kernel-level programmers interested in how OS X and iOS function Open source programmers with a background in Linux or BSD, OS X and iOS Programmers interested in application performance System administrators running OS X clusters Table of Contents Operating System Fundamentals Mac OS X and iOS Xcode and the Kernel Development Environment The I/O Kit Framework Interacting with Drivers from Applications Memory Management Synchronisation and Threading USB Drivers PCI and Thunderbolt Power Management Serial Port Drivers Core Audio Network Drivers Storage Drivers and Filesystems User-Space Drivers Debugging and Profiling Advanced Kernel Programming DeploymentPCI enjoyed widespread adoption and solved many ofthe problems found in older bus technologies; for example, ... ExpressCard is being phased out in favor of Thunderbolt on all Macs, and is now found only in the 17a€ MacBook Pro. The Macanbsp;...

Title:OS X and iOS Kernel Programming
Author:Ole Henry Halvorsen, Douglas Clarke
Publisher:Apress - 2011-12-15


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