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GuardedRegions rule (wdm)

The GuardedRegions rule verifies that calls to KeEnterGuardedRegion and KeLeaveGuardedRegion are used in strict alternation.

Each call to KeEnterGuardedRegion must have a matching call to KeLeaveGuardedRegion.

Driver modelWDM
Bug check(s) found with this rule Bug Check 0xC4: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION (0x0004000E)

How to test

At compile time

Run Static Driver Verifier and specify the GuardedRegions 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.

At run time

Run Driver Verifier and select the DDI compliance checking option.


Applies to


See also

Critical Regions and Guarded Regions



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