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QueuedSpinLockRelease rule (wdm)

The QueuedSpinLockRelease rule specifies that calls to KeAcquireInStackQueuedSpinLock and KeReleaseInStackQueuedSpinLock are used in strict alternation.

Moreover, at the end of a dispatch or cancel routine, the driver should not hold the queued spinlock.

Driver modelWDM
Bug check(s) found with this rule Bug Check 0xC4: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (0x00040007)

How to test

At compile time

Run Static Driver Verifier and specify the QueuedSpinLockRelease rule.

Use the following steps to run an analysis of your code:
  1. Prepare your code (use role type declarations).
  2. Run Static Driver Verifier.
  3. View and analyze the results.

For more information, see Using Static Driver Verifier to Find Defects in Drivers.

At run time

Run Driver Verifier and select the DDI compliance checking (additional) option.


Applies to




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