C28714

warning C28714: Cast between semantically different integer types

This warning indicates that an NTSTATUS value is being explicitly cast to a Boolean type. This is likely to give undesirable results. For example, the typical success value for NTSTATUS, STATUS_SUCCESS, is false when tested as a Boolean.

In most cases, the NT_SUCCESS macro should be used to test the value of an NTSTATUS. This macro returns true if the returned status value is neither a warning nor an error code. If a function returns a Boolean to indicate its failure/success, it should explicitly return the appropriate Boolean type rather than depend on casting of NTSTATUS to a Boolean type.

Also, occasionally a program may attempt to reuse a Boolean local variable to store NTSTATUS values. This practice is often error-prone; it is much safer (and likely more efficient) to use a separate NTSTATUS variable.

 

 

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