The ExAcquireSpinLockSharedAtDpcLevel routine acquires a spin lock for shared access by a caller that is already running at IRQL >= DISPATCH_LEVEL.
- SpinLock [in, out]
A pointer to the spin lock to acquire for shared access. The caller must not already own this spin lock.
On entry to this routine, the caller must be running at IRQL >= DISPATCH_LEVEL. This routine does not change the IRQL.
To release the spin lock, the driver calls the ExReleaseSpinLockSharedFromDpcLevel routine.
A spin lock is a 32-bit variable of type EX_SPIN_LOCK. The driver must allocate the storage for the spin lock and initialize the spin lock to zero. This storage must be located in nonpaged system-space memory.
The caller should hold the spin lock only briefly before releasing it. For more information, see Introduction to Spin Locks.
Note Recursive acquisition of a spin lock causes deadlock and is not allowed.
|Available starting with Windows Vista with SP1.|
|>= DISPATCH_LEVEL (See Remarks.)|