Rules for KMDF Drivers

This section lists and describes the DDI Compliance Rules for Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) drivers that you can include in a verification.

In this section

TopicDescription

Default rule set (KMDF)

The Default rule set (Default.sdv) specifies the recommended sets of rules to use when you analyze your driver.

DDI usage rule set (KMDF)

Use these rules to verify that your driver correctly uses KMDF DDIs correctly.

IrpProcessing rule set (KMDF)

Use these rules to verify that your driver correctly processes I/O request packets (IRP).

Irql rule set (KMDF)

Use these rules to verify that your driver makes DDI calls at the required IRQL.

A driver that does not follow the IRQL rules can cause serious problems during operation that can lead to deadlock conditions or computer crashes.

Locking rule set (KMDF)

Use these rules to verify that your driver correctly manages shared resources.

Miscellaneous rule set (KMDF)

Use these rules to verify that your driver correctly follows a general set of requirements for the proper handling of device objects, keys, and that the driver does not makes calls to DDIs that are not appropriate for a non-PnP driver or for a non-FDO driver that is not a power policy owner.

RequestProcessing rule set (KMDF)

Use these rules to verify that your driver correctly completes or cancels I/O request packets (IRP).

Usb rule set (KMDF)

Use these rules to verify that your driver correctly handles some specialized KMDF methods for USB devices.

Warning rule set (KMDF)

Use these rules to verify that your driver can correctly processes IRPs in various contexts and follows Microsoft recommended best practices.

 

 

 

Send comments about this topic to Microsoft

Show:
© 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.