IPinCount::PinCount method

The PinCount method queries the miniport driver for its pin count.

Syntax


void PinCount(
  [in]      ULONG  PinId,
  [in, out] PULONG FilterNecessary,
  [in, out] PULONG FilterCurrent,
  [in, out] PULONG FilterPossible,
  [in, out] PULONG GlobalCurrent,
  [in, out] PULONG GlobalPossible
);

Parameters

PinId [in]

Specifies the pin ID. If a filter contains n pin factories, valid pin IDs range from 0 to n-1.

FilterNecessary [in, out]

Specifies the minimum number of pins that the pin factory should instantiate before the filter can perform I/O operations.

FilterCurrent [in, out]

Specifies the current number of pin instances. This number counts the pins that the pin factory has already instantiated on the filter.

FilterPossible [in, out]

Specifies the maximum number of pins that the pin factory can instantiate on the filter. Set to KSINSTANCE_INDETERMINATE if there is no maximum.

GlobalCurrent [in, out]

Specifies the current number of pins that the pin factory has instantiated on the driver.

GlobalPossible [in, out]

Specifies the maximum number of pins that the pin factory can instantiate on the driver. Set to KSINSTANCE_INDETERMINATE if there is no maximum.

Return value

None

Remarks

The PinCount call has two purposes:

  • To let the miniport driver know the current pin counts.

  • To give the miniport driver an opportunity to alter the current pin counts.

FilterNecessary, FilterCurrent, FilterPossible, GlobalCurrent, and GlobalPossible are all IN+OUT parameters that point to values in the miniport driver's filter description. During the PinCount call, the miniport driver can examine these values and has the option of editing the values in order to more accurately indicate how many additional pins can be created from the remaining resources.

FilterCurrent and FilterPossible specify the per-filter values for the pin factory specified by PinId.

GlobalCurrent and GlobalPossible specify the total values for the pin factory over all instances of the filter.

Miniport drivers typically do not need to change the FilterNecessary parameter, but it is included for the sake of completeness.

During the IPort::Init call, the port driver calls the miniport driver's IMiniport::GetDescription method to obtain a pointer to the filter descriptor, which includes the miniport driver's pin-descriptor array (see PCPIN_DESCRIPTOR). Thereafter, the port driver accesses the pin descriptors to respond to queries for pin properties.

If the miniport driver supports the IPinCount interface, the port driver calls PinCount to give the miniport driver an opportunity to update the pin counts before replying to a pin-property request. If the miniport driver does not support IPinCount, the port driver simply uses the static pin-count limits in the pin-descriptor array.

The port driver calls the PinCount method when it receives one of the following KS property requests:

KSPROPERTY_PIN_CINSTANCES

KSPROPERTY_PIN_GLOBALCINSTANCES

KSPROPERTY_PIN_NECESSARYINSTANCES

PortCls also calls the PinCount method each time a new stream is created.

Miniport drivers must not explicitly cause streams to be created or destroyed from within the PinCount method. Miniport drivers are not otherwise restricted in what they can do during this call.

The PinCount method is called at IRQL PASSIVE_LEVEL. The code for this method must reside in paged memory.

Requirements

Target platform

Universal

Header

Portcls.h (include Portcls.h)

IRQL

PASSIVE_LEVEL

See also

IPort::Init
IMiniport::GetDescription
PCPIN_DESCRIPTOR
KSPROPERTY_PIN_CINSTANCES
KSPROPERTY_PIN_GLOBALCINSTANCES
KSPROPERTY_PIN_NECESSARYINSTANCES

 

 

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