Miscellaneous rule set (NDIS)

Miscellaneous rule set (NDIS)

Use these rules to verify that your driver correctly follows a general set of requirements for the proper handling of timers, pause operations, keys, strings and bindings.

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TopicDescription

CancelTimerObject

The CancelTimerObject rule specifies that NdisSetTimerObject and NdisCancelTimerObject are called in alternate order. The ultimate goal is to make sure all timers are cancelled when MiniportHaltEx ends.

MiniportPause_Return

The MiniportPause_Return rule specifies that the MiniportPause callback function should return only NDIS_STATUS_SUCCESS if the pause operation is complete, or NDIS_STATUS_PENDING if the miniport driver is in the pausing state. Any other returned status is invalid.

NdisOpenConfigurationEx

This rule checks that NdisOpenConfigurationEx and NdisCloseConfiguration are called in alternate order. The ultimate goal is to make sure that configuration handles are closed when MiniportHaltEx exits

NdisQueryBindInstanceName

NdisQueryBindInstanceName allocates memory for the string that specifies the friendly name. After the caller finishes using this memory, the caller must call the NdisFreeMemory function to release the memory.

NdisReEnumerateProtocolBindings

Protocol drivers cannot call NdisReEnumerateProtocolBindings from within the context of the ProtocolBindAdapterEx or ProtocolUnbindAdapterEx functions. Also, protocol drivers cannot call NdisReEnumerateProtocolBindings from within the context of the ProtocolNetPnPEvent function if the ProtocolBindingContext parameter of ProtocolNetPnPEvent is not NULL. However, protocol drivers can call NdisReEnumerateProtocolBindings from within the context of ProtocolNetPnPEvent if ProtocolBindingContext is NULL. A NULL ProtocolBindingContext value indicates that the event applies to all bindings.

PeriodicTimer

The PeriodicTimer rule specifies that the caller of NdisCancelTimerObject must be running at IRQL = PASSIVE_LEVEL if a nonzero value was specified in the MillisecondsPeriod parameter of the NdisSetTimerObject function. If the MillisecondsPeriod parameter of the NdisSetTimerObject function was zero, callers of NdisCancelTimerObject can be running at IRQL <= DISPATCH_LEVEL.

WriteErrorLog

The WriteErrorLog rule specifies that if the NdisMAllocateSharedMemory function is called in the MiniportInitializeEx function, the driver should also call NdisWriteErrorLogEntry if the allocation fails.

 

JJ126216.wedge(en-us,VS.85).gifTo select the Miscellaneous rule set

  1. Select your driver project (.vcxProj) in Microsoft Visual Studio. From the Driver menu, click Launch Static Driver Verifier….

  2. Click the Rules tab. Under Rule Sets, select Miscellaneous.

    To select the default rule set from a Visual Studio developer command prompt window, specify Miscellaneous.sdv with the /check option. For example:

    
    msbuild /t:sdv /p:Inputs="/check:Miscellaneous.sdv" mydriver.VcxProj /p:Configuration="Win8 Release" /p:Platform=Win32
    
    

    For more information, see Using Static Driver Verifier to Find Defects in Drivers and Static Driver Verifier commands (MSBuild).

 

 

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