Handling Events

Handling Events

Minidrivers may support event sets. Both the device as a whole and individual streams can receive requests to enable or disable events. The class driver handles event enable and disable requests. It queues each enabled event, with a separate queue for each stream, and for the device. If an event is disabled, the class driver deletes it from the queue. Note that the class driver queues each enabled event, whether the minidriver does its own synchronization.

The minidriver supplies the event sets it supports in the DeviceEventsArray member of the HW_STREAM_HEADER structure. Each stream supplies the event sets it supports in the StreamEventsArray of the HW_STREAM_INFORMATION structure for that stream.

The minidriver defines an event set it handles through the KSEVENT_SET data structure, which in turn points to the array of KSEVENT_ITEM structures, one for each event in the event set.

The minidriver provides a StrMiniEvent callback routine for each stream that can receive event requests, as well as a callback for the device itself, if it can receive event requests. If the StrMiniEvent routine returns a status code other than SUCCESS, the class driver will not queue the event.

When a client makes an event enable request, it passes a KSEVENTDATA structure, which describes how the event should be signaled once it occurs, optionally followed by event-specific parameters. When the class driver receives the request, it builds a KSEVENT_ENTRY structure to describe how the event should be triggered. It queues the KSEVENT_ENTRY structures for each event. The minidriver can use the StreamClassGetNextEvent routine to examine the event queue.

When the event actually occurs, the minidriver signals the class driver by calling either StreamClassDeviceNotification or StreamClassStreamNotification. The minidriver can signal events in several different ways: it can signal that a specific event has occurred, or it can signal that all events of a specific type has occurred. See StreamClassDeviceNotification or StreamClassStreamNotification for details.

The class driver can parse a KSEVENTDATA structure to create its KSEVENT_ENTRY structure, but it cannot do the same for any event-specific parameters that follow it in the original request. The minidriver can allocate additional space after the KSEVENT_ENTRY structure for a specific type of event, by providing a nonzero value for the ExtraEntryData member of the KSEVENT_ITEM it used to declare the event. When StrMiniEvent is called for that type of event, it should store any event-specific parameters from KSEVENTDATA in this memory.

 

 

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