Can you reccomend a comprehensive book about Mac OS X internals? [closed]

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QUESTION :

I’m interested in becoming more familiar with OS X internals. On Windows, I’ve read both the 4th and 5th editions of Windows Internals by Mark Russinovich and Dave Solomon and they have been invaluable for understanding the way Windows works on a low-level.

Has anyone found a comparable book regarding OS X internals? I’m approaching this as a software developer and security analyst, so a book that incorporates code examples is welcome.

To be clear, I want to understand concepts similar to those presented in the Windows Internals books:

  • Understand how the core system and management mechanisms work
  • Explore internal system data structures using tools like a kernel debugger
  • Grasp the scheduler’s priority and CPU placement algorithms
  • Go inside the OS X security model to see how it authorizes access to data
  • Understand how OS X manages physical and virtual memory
  • etc

Does anyone have any suggestions for books on OS X internals covering these types of topics?

ANSWER :

http://osxbook.com/book/toc/toc.html sounds pretty good.

(Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-Internals-Systems-Approach/dp/0321278542/ )

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