The ProtocolOidRequestComplete function completes the processing of a protocol driver-initiated OID request for which the NdisOidRequest function returned NDIS_STATUS_PENDING.

Note  You must declare the function by using the PROTOCOL_OID_REQUEST_COMPLETE type. For more information, see the following Examples section.



VOID ProtocolOidRequestComplete(
  _In_ NDIS_HANDLE       ProtocolBindingContext,
  _In_ PNDIS_OID_REQUEST OidRequest,
  _In_ NDIS_STATUS       Status
{ ... }


ProtocolBindingContext [in]

A handle to a protocol driver-allocated context area in which the protocol driver maintains per-binding run-time state. The driver supplied this handle when it called the NdisOpenAdapterEx function.

OidRequest [in]

A pointer to the protocol driver-supplied NDIS_OID_REQUEST structure that was previously passed to the NdisOidRequest function.

Status [in]

The final status of the request. The underlying driver or NDIS determines this final status. This parameter determines what ProtocolOidRequestComplete does with the information at OidRequest.

Return value



ProtocolOidRequestComplete uses the input value of Status as follows:

  • If Status is NDIS_STATUS_SUCCESS, the BytesRead or BytesWritten member of the NDIS_OID_REQUEST structure has been set by NDIS or the underlying driver to specify how much protocol driver-supplied information was transferred from the buffer at InformationBuffer to the NIC in a set operation or how much information was returned at InformationBuffer in response to a query operation.

    If the protocol driver made a query, ProtocolOidRequestComplete can use the data returned at InformationBuffer in any way determined by the protocol driver, depending on the value of the Oid member.

    For example, if the protocol driver originally initiated an OID_GEN_MAXIMUM_SEND_PACKETS query, ProtocolOidRequestComplete might set up state variables in the ProtocolBindingContext area to throttle the number of outstanding sends the driver will set up for subsequent calls to the NdisSendNetBufferLIsts function.

  • If Status is NDIS_STATUS_INVALID_LENGTH or NDIS_STATUS_BUFFER_TOO_SHORT, the BytesNeeded member specifies the OID-specific value of the InformationBufferLength member required to carry out the requested operation.

    In these circumstances, ProtocolOidRequestComplete can allocate sufficient buffer space for the request, set up another NDIS_OID_REQUEST structure with the required InformationBufferLength and same Oid, and retry the call to the NdisOidRequest function.

    ProtocolOidRequestComplete can retry requests for certain other NDIS_STATUS_ XXX arguments, as well, as described in the reference for the NdisOidRequest function.

  • If Status is an NDIS_STATUS_ XXX value that is an unrecoverable error, ProtocolOidRequestComplete should release the memory allocated for the NDIS_OID_REQUEST structure and determine whether the driver should close the binding, or adjust its binding-specific state information to handle continued network I/O operations on the binding.

For global queries and sets, the underlying connectionless miniport driver's call to the NdisMOidRequestComplete function causes NDIS to call the ProtocolOidRequestComplete function. NDIS forwards the miniport driver-determined Status passed to NdisMOidRequestComplete as the input Status to ProtocolOidRequestComplete.

For binding-specific queries, NDIS calls the ProtocolOidRequestComplete function itself. Because the NDIS library maintains bindings for all miniport drivers, NDIS can return binding-specific information only about underlying drivers that report their medium-type as one for which the system provides a filter library. NDIS returns NDIS_STATUS_NOT_SUPPORTED for protocol driver-initiated binding-specific queries to other miniport drivers.

For more information about system-defined OIDs, see NDIS OIDs.

ProtocolOidRequestComplete can be called before the protocol driver has had time to inspect the status code that NdisOidRequest returns at Status.

NDIS calls ProtocolOidRequestComplete at IRQL <= DISPATCH_LEVEL.


To define a ProtocolOidRequestComplete function, you must first provide a function declaration that identifies the type of function you're defining. Windows provides a set of function types for drivers. Declaring a function using the function types helps Code Analysis for Drivers, Static Driver Verifier (SDV), and other verification tools find errors, and it's a requirement for writing drivers for the Windows operating system.

For example, to define a ProtocolOidRequestComplete function that is named "MyOidRequestComplete", use the PROTOCOL_OID_REQUEST_COMPLETE type as shown in this code example:


Then, implement your function as follows:

    NDIS_HANDLE  ProtocolBindingContext,
    PNDIS_OID_REQUEST  OidRequest,
    NDIS_STATUS  Status

The PROTOCOL_OID_REQUEST_COMPLETE function type is defined in the Ndis.h header file. To more accurately identify errors when you run the code analysis tools, be sure to add the _Use_decl_annotations_ annotation to your function definition. The _Use_decl_annotations_ annotation ensures that the annotations that are applied to the PROTOCOL_OID_REQUEST_COMPLETE function type in the header file are used. For more information about the requirements for function declarations, see Declaring Functions by Using Function Role Types for NDIS Drivers. For information about _Use_decl_annotations_, see Annotating Function Behavior.



Supported in NDIS 6.0 and later.


Ndis.h (include Ndis.h)



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