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ExReleaseSpinLockExclusive routine

The ExReleaseSpinLockExclusive routine releases a spin lock that the caller previously acquired for exclusive access, and restores the IRQL to its original value.

Syntax


VOID ExReleaseSpinLockExclusive (
  _Inout_  PEX_SPIN_LOCK SpinLock,
  _In_     KIRQL OldIrql
);

Parameters

SpinLock [in, out]

A pointer to the spin lock to release. The caller must own this spin lock for exclusive access.

OldIrql [in]

The interrupt request level (IRQL) to restore. Set this parameter to the KIRQL value that was returned by the ExAcquireSpinLockExclusive call that acquired the spin lock.

Return value

None.

Remarks

This routine must be called only for a spin lock that is owned by the caller.

On entry to this routine, the caller must be running at IRQL = DISPATCH_LEVEL. Before exiting, ExReleaseSpinLockExclusive restores the IRQL to the value specified by the OldIrql parameter.

The caller should hold the spin lock only briefly before releasing it. For more information, see Introduction to Spin Locks.

Requirements

Version

Available starting with Windows Vista with SP1.

Header

Wdm.h

IRQL

DISPATCH_LEVEL (See Remarks.)

See also

ExAcquireSpinLockExclusive

 

 

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