IrqlKeReleaseSpinLock rule (storport)

This rule verifies that KeReleaseSpinLock is called at IRQL = DISPATCH_LEVEL only. It must also set the IRQL to the previous IRQL level. Typically this call would be preceded by a call to KeAcquireSpinLock.

Driver modelStorport

How to test

At compile time

Run Static Driver Verifier and specify the IrqlKeReleaseSpinLock 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.

Applies to




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