The KeInitializeTimer routine initializes a timer object.
- Timer [out]
Pointer to a timer object, for which the caller provides the storage.
The timer object is initialized to a not-signaled state.
Storage for a timer object must be resident: in the device extension of a driver-created device object, in the controller extension of a driver-created controller object, or in nonpaged pool allocated by the caller.
KeInitializeTimer can only initialize a notification timer. Use KeInitializeTimerEx to initialize a notification timer or a synchronization timer.
For more information about timer objects, see Timer Objects and DPCs.
Callers of KeInitializeTimer should be running at IRQL = DISPATCH_LEVEL or lower. It is best to initialize timers at IRQL = PASSIVE_LEVEL.
|Available starting with Windows 2000.|
|<= DISPATCH_LEVEL (see Remarks section)|
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