Writing a DriverEntry Routine for a Minifilter Driver
Every file system minifilter driver must have a DriverEntry routine. The DriverEntry routine is called when the minifilter driver is loaded.
The DriverEntry routine performs global initialization, registers the minifilter driver, and initiates filtering. This routine runs in a system thread context at IRQL PASSIVE_LEVEL.
The DriverEntry routine is defined as follows:
NTSTATUS (*PDRIVER_INITIALIZE) ( IN PDRIVER_OBJECT DriverObject, IN PUNICODE_STRING RegistryPath );
DriverEntry has two input parameters. The first, DriverObject, is the driver object that was created when the minifilter driver was loaded. The second, RegistryPath, is a pointer to a counted Unicode string that contains a path to the minifilter driver's registry key.
A minifilter driver's DriverEntry routine must perform the following steps, in order:
Perform any needed global initialization for the minifilter driver.
Register the minifilter driver by calling FltRegisterFilter.
Initiate filtering by calling FltStartFiltering.
Return an appropriate NTSTATUS value.
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Build date: 1/29/2014