NdisAllocateTimerObject function

The NdisAllocateTimerObject function allocates and initializes a timer object for use with subsequent NdisXxx timer functions.

Syntax

NDIS_STATUS NdisAllocateTimerObject(
  NDIS_HANDLE                 NdisHandle,
  PNDIS_TIMER_CHARACTERISTICS TimerCharacteristics,
  PNDIS_HANDLE                pTimerObject
);

Parameters

NdisHandle

An NDIS handle that was obtained during caller initialization. For more information about obtaining NDIS handles, see Obtaining Pool Handles.

TimerCharacteristics

A pointer to a caller-supplied NDIS_TIMER_CHARACTERISTICS structure that specifies the characteristics of the allocated timer object.

pTimerObject

A pointer to an NDIS timer object handle that NDIS provides to identify the timer object in subsequent calls to NdisXxx timer functions.

Return Value

NdisAllocateTimerObject returns one of the following status values:

Return code Description
NDIS_STATUS_SUCCESS
The timer object was allocated successfully.
NDIS_STATUS_RESOURCES
The allocation failed because of insufficient resources.
NDIS_STATUS_BAD_CHARACTERISTICS
The allocation failed because the information in the NDIS_TIMER_CHARACTERISTICS structure is invalid.
NDIS_STATUS_FAILURE
None of the preceding status values apply.

Remarks

To use timer services, an NDIS driver first calls the NdisAllocateTimerObject function to initialize a timer object. Typically, NdisAllocateTimerObject is called during driver initialization.

To start a timer, call the NdisSetTimerObject function. Calls to NdisSetTimerObject insert the timer object in the system timer queue. Only one instance of a particular timer object can be queued at any given moment.

To cancel a timer, call the NdisCancelTimerObject function. NdisCancelTimerObject dequeues the timer object if it is currently queued.

To free a timer object, you must call the NdisFreeTimerObject function.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Supported in NDIS 6.0 and later.
Target Platform Universal
Header ndis.h (include Ndis.h)
Library Ndis.lib
IRQL <= DISPATCH_LEVEL
DDI compliance rules Irql_Timer_Function

See Also

NDIS_TIMER_CHARACTERISTICS

NdisCancelTimerObject

NdisFreeTimerObject

NdisSetTimerObject