- Paperback: 614 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1479114294
- ISBN-13: 978-1479114290
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.4 x 9.7 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Makes It Page?: The Windows 7 (x64) Virtual Memory Manager Paperback – August 21, 2012
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"What Makes It Page? is an extraordinary hacker's journey through the Windows 7 (x64) virtual memory manager.
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"Who should read this book? Anyone doing low level programming, system level stuff especially if they have drivers or interrupt handlers. Any large IT shop running, or transitioning to Windows 7 should have someone who understands system internals. Forensics team members will certainly benefit." - Stephen Northcutt, SANS Technology Institute
About the Author
Enrico Martignetti graduated in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 1993. He has been working as a software developer since 1990 and has been cultivating a strong interest on the Windows architecture since the late nineties, when he decided, quite short-sightedly, to study the kernel of Windows 98. He then moved to the Windows NT family kernel in 2001 and has been trying to make sense of it ever since.
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It covers the x64 memory architectures, what the practical theory around memory management is, and the Windows specific implementation in excellent detail. This topic is off the beaten path enough, that I was thrilled to even find that someone has published a book on it, much less such a high quality book on it. Enrico has done the world a service by spending his time creating this amazing text on Memory management.
It's a topic that most consider dry and don't pay a lot of attention to, but it's absolutely critical to operating system function, and this publication will be referred to for future generations of operating system engineers for the next 25 years.
However, the editing leaves much to be desired. Judging from the sparse publishing information provided in the book it looks like the book was edited and published by the author. This is by no means a bad thing in and of itself, but in this case it shows how hard it can be to make a technical text accessible. The text is littered with errors which makes it hard to follow at times. There are not many books on this subject, so I'm willing to forgive a lot but even if the content turns out to be brilliant the book could have been so much better with the help of a skilled editor. I recommend reading some of the preview text available on Amazon to get an idea of the readability of the text.
The appendix lists numerous publications and blog posts by Mark Russinovich as references. Given the quality of the text I would recommend checking these out before turning to this book.
This information can't be found in any Microsoft published texts. The famous Windows Internals series ( Solomon, Russinovich ) contains no more than 20% of this book information on the Memory Manager as Windows Internals series was endorsed by Microsoft with the policy of denying access to information.
I highly advise this book, even to be used as a textbook
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The depth in which the author inspects the VMM is amazing, insightful and very clear.
I wish there were more books of this kind.