NdisGetDataBuffer function

Call the NdisGetDataBuffer function to gain access to a contiguous block of data from a NET_BUFFER structure.

Syntax


PVOID NdisGetDataBuffer(
  _In_     PNET_BUFFER NetBuffer,
  _In_     ULONG       BytesNeeded,
  _In_opt_ PVOID       Storage,
  _In_     UINT        AlignMultiple,
  _In_     UINT        AlignOffset
);

Parameters

NetBuffer [in]

A pointer to a NET_BUFFER structure.

BytesNeeded [in]

The number of contiguous bytes of data requested.

Storage [in, optional]

A pointer to a buffer, or NULL if no buffer is provided by the caller. The buffer must be greater than or equal in size to the number of bytes specified in BytesNeeded . If this value is non-NULL, and the data requested is not contiguous, NDIS copies the requested data to the area indicated by Storage .

AlignMultiple [in]

The alignment multiple expressed in power of two. For example, 2, 4, 8, 16, and so forth. If AlignMultiple is 1, then there is no alignment requirement.

AlignOffset [in]

The offset, in bytes, from the alignment multiple.

Return value

NdisGetDataBuffer returns a pointer to the start of the contiguous data or it returns NULL.

If the DataLength member of the NET_BUFFER_DATA structure in the NET_BUFFER structure that the NetBuffer parameter points to is less than the value in the BytesNeeded parameter, the return value is NULL.

If the requested data in the buffer is contiguous, this return value is a pointer to a location that NDIS provides. If the data is not contiguous, NDIS uses the Storage parameter as follows:

  • If the Storage parameter is non-NULL, NDIS copies the data to the buffer at Storage. This return value is the pointer passed to the Storage parameter.
  • If the Storage parameter is NULL, this return value is NULL.

The return value can also be NULL due to a low resource condition where a data buffer cannot be mapped. This may occur even if the data is contiguous or the Storage parameter is non-NULL.

Remarks

Call this function to get a pointer to a network data header contained in the NET_BUFFER structure. You can easily parse the header stored in the contiguous data block that this function returns.

The requested alignment requirement is expressed as a power-of-two multiple plus an offset. For example, if AlignMultiple is 4 and AlignOffset is 3 then the data address should be a multiple of 4 plus 3. If necessary, NDIS will allocate memory to satisfy the alignment requirement.

Requirements

Target platform

Universal

Version

Supported in NDIS 6.0 and later.

Header

Ndis.h (include Ndis.h)

Library

Ndis.lib

IRQL

<= DISPATCH_LEVEL

DDI compliance rules

Irql_NetBuffer_Function

See also

NET_BUFFER
NET_BUFFER_DATA

 

 

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