This function maps a specified bus-relative range of physical addresses or registers onto a system-space virtual range of addresses.

  PVOID* VirtualAddress,
  NDIS_HANDLE MiniportAdapterHandle,
  UINT Length


  • VirtualAddress
    [out] Pointer to a caller-supplied variable that is set to the converted virtual address if the call is successful.
  • MiniportAdapterHandle
    [in] Handle input to the MiniportInitialize function.
  • PhysicalAddress
    [in] Specifies the bus-relative base physical address of the device memory range to be mapped.
  • Length
    [in] Specifies the number of bytes to be mapped.

Return Values

Value Description
NDIS_STATUS_SUCCESS The mapping was successful.
NDIS_STATUS_RESOURCE_CONFLICT An attempt to claim the device memory range in the registry has failed, possibly because another driver has already claimed the range for its device. This function logs an error if this occurs.
NDIS_STATUS_RESOURCES The memory could not be mapped or sufficient virtual memory could not be allocated.
NDIS_STATUS_FAILURE Either the bus type or bus number is out of range, or the specified PhysicalAddress and Length are invalid, possibly not within the I/O space of the current platform.


Drivers of NICs that have on-board memory call this function or a bank of device registers appearing in the I/O space of the host. For example, the driver of an NIC that uses PI/O calls this function.

A successful call to this function claims hardware resources in the registry for the driver's NIC. Consequently, only MiniportInitialize functions call this function.

This function sets the variable at VirtualAddress to NULL if it does not return NDIS_STATUS_SUCCESS.

MiniportInitialize gets the PhysicalAddress value either from the driver's Parameters registry key or by calling a bus-type-specific NdisXXX configuration function. The specified physical address range must fall within the I/O space of the current platform. It is a programming error to call this function with a host physical memory address.

A miniport must call the reciprocal NdisMUnmapIoSpace function to release its claim on system resources if MiniportInitialize subsequently fails to initialize the NIC, if its NIC is removed from the machine, and/or when the driver is unloading.


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

See Also

MiniportInitialize | NdisMUnmapIoSpace | NdisOpenConfiguration | NdisReadPciSlotInformation

 Last updated on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

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