Locks the device to prevent removal of the media. If the driver can prevent the media from being removed while the drive is in use, it disables or enables the mechanism that ejects media on a device - the caller has opened for read or write access.

Unlike IOCTL_STORAGE_EJECTION_CONTROL, for which the driver tracks requests by caller, the driver ignores IOCTL_STORAGE_MEDIA_REMOVAL unlock requests only if its lock count is already zero, thereby allowing any caller to unlock the drive.

A driver for such a removable-media device that can support this IOCTL must do the following:

  1. Keep a lock count in the device object extension.

  2. Keep the lock count per physical device.

  3. When called with this IOCTL, if the flag to prevent removing the media is set, increment the count; if the flag is clear, decrement the count.

  4. Prevent removal of the media unless all lock counts are zero.

Input Parameters

The buffer at Irp->AssociatedIrp.SystemBuffer contains a Boolean value, with TRUE indicating that the driver should lock the media in the drive.

Output Parameters


I/O Status Block

The Information field is set to zero. The Status field is set to STATUS_SUCCESS, or possibly to STATUS_INVALID_DEVICE_REQUEST, STATUS_NO_MEDIA_IN_DEVICE, or STATUS_DEVICE_NOT_CONNECTED.



Ntddstor.h (include Ntddstor.h)

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