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ATA_PASS_THROUGH_EX structure

The ATA_PASS_THROUGH_EX structure is used in conjunction with an IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH request to instruct the port driver to send an embedded ATA command to the target device.

Syntax


typedef struct _ATA_PASS_THROUGH_EX {
  USHORT    Length;
  USHORT    AtaFlags;
  UCHAR     PathId;
  UCHAR     TargetId;
  UCHAR     Lun;
  UCHAR     ReservedAsUchar;
  ULONG     DataTransferLength;
  ULONG     TimeOutValue;
  ULONG     ReservedAsUlong;
  ULONG_PTR DataBufferOffset;
  UCHAR     PreviousTaskFile[8];
  UCHAR     CurrentTaskFile[8];
} ATA_PASS_THROUGH_EX, *PATA_PASS_THROUGH_EX;

Members

Length

Specifies the length in bytes of the ATA_PASS_THROUGH_EX structure.

AtaFlags

Indicates the direction of data transfer and specifies the kind of operation to be performed. The value of this member must be some combination of the following flags:

ATA flagsMeaning

ATA_FLAGS_DRDY_REQUIRED

Wait for DRDY status from the device before sending the command to the device.

ATA_FLAGS_DATA_IN

Read data from the device.

ATA_FLAGS_DATA_OUT

Write data to the device.

ATA_FLAGS_48BIT_COMMAND

The ATA command to be sent uses the 48-bit logical block address (LBA) feature set. When this flag is set, the contents of the PreviousTaskFile member in the ATA_PASS_THROUGH_EX structure should be valid.

ATA_FLAGS_USE_DMA

Set the transfer mode to DMA.

ATA_FLAGS_NO_MULTIPLE

Read single sector only.

 

PathId

Contains an integer that indicates the IDE port or bus for the request. This value is set by the port driver.

TargetId

Contains an integer that indicates the target device on the bus. This value is set by the port driver.

Lun

Indicates the logical unit number of the device. This value is set by the port driver.

ReservedAsUchar

Reserved for future use.

DataTransferLength

Indicates the size, in bytes, of the data buffer. If an underrun occurs, the miniport driver must update this member to the number of bytes that were actually transferred.

TimeOutValue

Indicates the number of seconds that are allowed for the request to execute before the OS-specific port driver determines that the request has timed out.

ReservedAsUlong

Reserved for future use.

DataBufferOffset

Specifies the offset, in bytes, from the beginning of this structure to the data buffer.

PreviousTaskFile

Specifies the contents of the task file input registers prior to the current pass-through command. This member is not used when the ATA_FLAGS_48BIT_COMMAND flag is not set.

CurrentTaskFile

Specifies the content of the task file register on both input and output. On input, the array values in CurrentTaskFile map to the task file input registers in the following manner.

ByteInput Register

0

Features register

1

Sector count register

2

Sector number register

3

Cylinder low register

4

Cylinder high register

5

Device/head register

6

Command register

7

Reserved

 

When IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH completes, the port driver updates CurrentTaskFile with the values that are present in the device's output registers at the completion of the embedded command. The array values in CurrentTaskFile correspond to the following task file output registers.

ByteOutput Register

0

Error register

1

Sector count register

2

Sector number register

3

Cylinder low register

4

Cylinder high register

5

Device/head register

6

Status register

7

Reserved

 

Remarks

IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH is a buffered device control request. To bypass buffering in system memory, callers should use IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH_DIRECT and ATA_PASS_THROUGH_DIRECT. When handling an IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH_DIRECT request, the system locks down the buffer in user memory and the device accesses this memory directly.

Requirements

Header

Ntddscsi.h (include Ntddscsi.h)

See also

ATA_PASS_THROUGH_DIRECT
IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH
IOCTL_ATA_PASS_THROUGH_DIRECT

 

 

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