Tony Mason has 42 years of experience in Software Development, mostly consulting with companies to find novel and useful ways to build new or improve existing products. He has extensive experience in providing "knowledge transfer" activities, such as clearly written documents and focused education.
Consulting Services - Mr. Mason provides software development in Computer Operating Systems environments ("kernel development") including UNIX, Linux, and Windows, with an emphasis on storage technologies, particularly file systems.
Typical customers are usually clients interested in developing products requiring specialized operating systems functionality and/or understanding. Mr. Mason's usual involvement to achieve the client's goals in a reasonable period of time include:
Constructing Software Architecture
Constructing a Corresponding Design
Constructing a Focused Development Plan
Mr. Mason has worked with multiple operating systems including Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux. He is the author of two books, including, Windows NT Device Driver Development, several peer-reviewed papers, and numerous non-peer-reviewed publications.
Mr. Mason is the primary inventor on 12 patents:
US/9830329 Methods and Systems for Data Storage
US/9600486 File System Directory Attribute Correction
US/9535759 Work Queue Thread Balancing
US/8990228 Arbitrary Data Transformation
US/8903874 File System Directory Attribute Correction
US/8539228 Managing Access to a Resource
US/8521752 Arbitrary Data Transformations
US/8024433 Managing Application Resources
US/7809897 Managing Lock Rankings
US/7512748 Managing Lock Rankings
US/7949693 Log-Structured Host Data Storage
US 15/791,486 Methods and Systems for Data Storage
For years, this has been the definitive and comprehensive technical reference for software engineers, systems programmers, and any engineer who needs to understand Windows NT systems internals. While this text has a fresh new look on the outside, the text, pictures, code samples and references on the inside are vintage 1998. Nevertheless, the book retains a tremendous amount of value in its clear (erudite even) descriptions of the Windows NT operating system architecture and internals; information on the implementation of standard Windows NT kernel mode drivers; Key details on the workings of Windows NT I/O Manager; and detailed technical discussions on interrupt management and synchronization issues.