This function inserts an entry, usually a packet, at the tail of a doubly linked list so that access to the list is synchronized.

PLIST_ENTRY NdisInterlockedInsertTailList(
  PLIST_ENTRY ListEntry,


  • ListHead
    [in] Pointer to the head of the doubly linked list into which an entry is to be inserted.
  • ListEntry
    [in] Pointer to the entry to be inserted at the end of the list.
  • SpinLock
    [in] Pointer to a caller-supplied spin lock used to synchronize access to the list.

Return Values

Returns a pointer to the entry that was at the tail of the queue before the specified entry was inserted. If the queue was empty, it returns NULL.


Before calling this function, a driver must initialize the variable at ListHead with the NdisInitializeListHead function and the variable at SpinLock with the NdisAllocateSpinLock function. The driver must also provide resident storage for these variables and for its internal queue.

The caller-supplied spin lock prevents any other function from accessing the driver's internal queue while this function is inserting the specified entry, even when the driver is running on a multiprocessor machine.

To convert a returned value back to the address of the inserted entry, a driver can use the CONTAINING_RECORD macro.


OS Versions: Windows CE .NET 4.0 and later.
Header: Ndis.h.

See Also

CONTAINING_RECORD | NdisAllocateSpinLock | NdisInitializeListHead | NdisInterlockedInsertHeadList | NdisInterlockedRemoveHeadList

 Last updated on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

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