The NdisDprAcquireSpinLock function acquires a spin lock so the caller can synchronize access to resources shared among non-ISR driver functions in a multiprocessor-safe way.
- SpinLock [in]
Pointer to an opaque spin lock, already initialized by the caller.
The miniport driver must initialize a variable of type NDIS_SPIN_LOCK with NdisAllocateSpinLock before it calls any other Ndis..SpinLock function. The driver must provide resident storage for the spin lock(s) it uses.
NdisDprAcquireSpinLock is an optimized version of NdisAcquireSpinLock that a miniport driver can call only while running at IRQL = DISPATCH_LEVEL.
After acquiring a spin lock with NdisDprAcquireSpinLock, the caller must release that lock with a call to NdisDprReleaseSpinLock. A miniport driver must call NdisDprReleaseSpinLock following each call to NdisDprAcquireSpinLock. Otherwise, a deadlock occurs, hanging the driver.
A spin lock acquired with NdisDprAcquireSpinLock must be released with NdisDprReleaseSpinLock. A spin lock acquired with NdisAcquireSpinLock must be released with NdisReleaseSpinLock.
A driver should never hold a spin lock for an extended period (more than a few instructions). Holding a spin lock for longer than 25 microseconds degrades both system and driver performance.
A miniport driver cannot use a spin lock to protect resources that its other functions share with the MiniportInterrupt and/or MiniportDisableInterruptEx functions. Instead, a miniport driver must call NdisMSynchronizeWithInterruptEx so that its MiniportSynchronizeInterrupt function accesses such shared resources at the same DIRQL at which its MiniportInterrupt and/or MiniportDisableInterruptEx functions do.
For more information about acquiring and releasing NDIS spin locks, see Synchronization and Notification in Network Drivers.
|Supported for NDIS 6.0 and NDIS 5.1 drivers (see NdisDprAcquireSpinLock (NDIS 5.1)) in Windows Vista. Supported for NDIS 5.1 drivers (see NdisDprAcquireSpinLock (NDIS 5.1)) in Windows XP.|
DDI compliance rules
|Irql_Synch_Function, SpinLock, SpinLockBalanced, SpinLockDpr, SpinLockDprRelease, SpinlockRelease|