ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName routine

The ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName routine updates the WNODE_ALL_DATA structure within the request context to specify the position and length of an instance name.


PWCHAR ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName(
  _In_    PSCSIWMI_REQUEST_CONTEXT RequestContext,
  _In_    ULONG                    InstanceIndex,
  _In_    ULONG                    InstanceNameLength,
  _Out_   PULONG                   BufferAvail,
  _Inout_ PULONG                   SizeNeeded


RequestContext [in]

Pointer to a structure of type SCSIWMI_REQUEST_CONTEXT that contains the request context for a WMI SRB.

InstanceIndex [in]

Contains an index that indicates the instance for which the position and length of the instance name are to be specified.

InstanceNameLength [in]

Specifies the size in bytes of the instance name.

BufferAvail [out]

Must contain, on input, the number of bytes of buffer space in the WNODE_ALL_DATA structure that can be used for describing instance names and data. On return, this member contains the number of bytes of buffer space that remain.

There are three SCSI Port WMI routines that return a value for the available buffer size in their BufferAvail parameter:




The miniport driver must call ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceCount first, but after ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceCount has been called, it does not matter in what order the minidriver calls ScsiPortWmiSetData and ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName. When calling either ScsiPortWmiSetData or ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName, the value passed to the routine in its BufferAvail parameter must be the same as the value returned in the BufferAvail parameter by the most recently called SCSI Port WMI routine. For instance, suppose the minidriver calls ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceCount first, and this routine returns a value of 1,000 in its BufferAvail parameter. Next, the minidriver calls ScsiPortWmiSetData which returns a value of 500 in its BufferAvail parameter. Finally, the minidriver calls ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName which returns a value of 200 in its BufferAvail parameter. The initial value of 1,000 must be passed to ScsiPortWmiSetData in BufferAvail, and the value of 500 must be passed to ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName.

If there is not enough memory available to add an instance name of length InstanceNameLength, a zero will be returned in the BufferAvail member.

SizeNeeded [in, out]

Indicates, on input, the number of bytes needed to describe the WNODE before adding the descriptive data for the instance specified by InstanceIndex. On return, this member will contain the size of the entire WNODE, including the data for the new instance.

Return value

The ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceCount routine returns a pointer to the buffer where the caller can store the name of the instance specified in InstanceIndex. If ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceCount cannot allocate enough memory for the instance name, or if the WNODE contained within the request context is not of type WNODE_ALL_DATA, ScsiPortWmiSetData returns NULL.


The minidriver must call ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceCount before calling ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName.

The parameter RequestContext points to a request context structure, SCSIWMI_REQUEST_CONTEXT, that contains information associated with a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) SCSI request block (SRB). The request context structure, in turn, contains one of the WMI WNODE_XXX Structures used by the WMI system to pass data between user-mode data consumers and kernel-mode data providers such as drivers.

The ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName routine requires the WNODE structure that is defined within the request context to be of type WNODE_ALL_DATA. This is because ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceName can set aside an instance name area for any of the instances associated with a WMI data block. Unlike the WNODE_SINGLE_INSTANCE structure which contains information about a single instance, the WNODE_ALL_DATA structure contains an array of pointers to buffer areas for different instances, and ScsiPortWmiSetInstanceCount initializes this array, so that each buffer of instance data can be accessed individually.

The memory allocated for the request context must remain valid until after the miniport driver calls ScsiPortWmiPostProcess, and ScsiPortWmiPostProcess returns the final SRB status and buffer size. If the SRB can pend, the memory for the request context should be allocated from the SRB extension. If the SRB cannot pend, the memory can be allocated from a stack frame that does not go out of scope.


Target platform


Scsiwmi.h (include Miniport.h or Scsi.h)

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