NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists function

A filter driver calls NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists to indicate that it has received network data. For more information, see Receiving Data in a Filter Driver.

Syntax

void NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists(
  NDIS_HANDLE      NdisFilterHandle,
  PNET_BUFFER_LIST NetBufferLists,
  NDIS_PORT_NUMBER PortNumber,
  ULONG            NumberOfNetBufferLists,
  ULONG            ReceiveFlags
);

Parameters

NdisFilterHandle

The NDIS handle that identifies this filter module. NDIS passed the handle to the filter driver in a call to the FilterAttach function.

NetBufferLists

A linked list of NET_BUFFER_LIST structures. Each NET_BUFFER_LIST structure contains one NET_BUFFER structure.

PortNumber

A port number that identifies a miniport adapter port. Miniport adapter port numbers are assigned by calling the NdisMAllocatePort function. A zero value identifies the default port of a miniport adapter.

NumberOfNetBufferLists

The number of NET_BUFFER_LIST structures that are in the linked list of structures at NetBufferLists .

ReceiveFlags

Flags that define attributes for the receive indication. The flags can be combined with an OR operation. To clear all the flags, set this member to zero. This function supports the following flags:

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_DISPATCH_LEVEL

Specifies that the current IRQL is DISPATCH_LEVEL. For more information about this flag, see Dispatch IRQL Tracking.

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_RESOURCES

Specifies that the filter driver reclaims ownership of the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures and any attached NET_BUFFER structures immediately after the call to NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists returns.

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_SINGLE_ETHER_TYPE

Specifies that all the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures in the list at NetBufferLists have the same protocol type (EtherType).

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_SINGLE_VLAN

Specifies that all the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures in the list at NetBufferLists belong to the same VLAN.

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_PERFECT_FILTERED

Specifies that all the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures in the list at NetBufferLists include only data that matches the packet filter and multicast address list that are assigned to the miniport adapter.

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_SINGLE_QUEUE

Specifies that all the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures in the list at NetBufferLists belong to the same VM queue. A miniport driver must set this flag for all receive indications on a queue if the NDIS_RECEIVE_QUEUE_PARAMETERS_PER_QUEUE_RECEIVE_INDICATION flag was set in the Flags member of the NDIS_RECEIVE_QUEUE_PARAMETERS structure when that queue was allocated.

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_SHARED_MEMORY_INFO_VALID

Specifies that all the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures in the list at NetBufferLists contain shared memory information that is valid. When this flag is set on a received NET_BUFFER_LIST, NDIS treats the shared memory information as valid. When this flag is not set, NDIS and drivers ignore the shared memory information. For example, intermediate drivers that modify packet data can use this flag to determine if data should be copied. Miniport drivers can use the flag to determine how to free the memory that is associated with a VM queue when a queue is deleted.

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_MORE_NBLS

Reserved.

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_SWITCH_SINGLE_SOURCE

If this flag is set, all packets in a linked list of NET_BUFFER_LIST structures originated from the same Hyper-V extensible switch source port.

For more information, see Hyper-V Extensible Switch Send and Receive Flags.

Note  If each packet in the linked list of NET_BUFFER_LIST structures uses the same source port, the extension should set the NDIS_RETURN_FLAGS_SWITCH_SINGLE_SOURCE flag in the ReturnFlags parameter of FilterReturnNetBufferLists when the receive request completes. The extension must set this flag in the ReturnFlags parameter if it calls NdisFReturnNetBufferLists to return packets that it did not originate or clone.
 

NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAGS_SWITCH_DESTINATION_GROUP

If this flag is set, all packets in a linked list of NET_BUFFER_LIST structures are to be forwarded to the same extensible switch destination port.

For more information, see Hyper-V Extensible Switch Send and Receive Flags.

Return Value

None

Remarks

When a filter driver calls the NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists function, it specifies a list of NET_BUFFER_LIST structures in the NetBufferLists parameter. NDIS passes the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures to the overlying drivers.

Filter drivers can call NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists to originate a receive indication.

Filter drivers can also filter receive indications that are originated by underlying drivers. NDIS calls the FilterReceiveNetBufferLists function to filter such receive indications.

A filter driver must set the SourceHandle member of each NET_BUFFER_LIST structure that it originates to the same value as the NdisFilterHandle parameter. The filter driver must not modify the SourceHandle member in any NET_BUFFER_LIST structures that it did not originate.

The filter driver must properly initialize the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures, attached NET_BUFFER structures, and any attached MDLs.

If a filter driver calls the NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists function and clears the NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAG_RESOURCES flag in the ReceiveFlags parameter, NDIS returns the indicated NET_BUFFER_LIST structures to the filter driver's FilterReturnNetBufferLists function. In this case, the filter driver must not reclaim the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures until NDIS returns the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures to FilterReturnNetBufferLists.

If a filter driver calls NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists and sets the NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAG_RESOURCES flag in the ReceiveFlags parameter, this indicates that the filter driver must regain ownership of the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures immediately. In this case, NDIS does not call the filter driver's FilterReturnNetBufferLists function to return the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures. Instead, NDIS returns the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures to the filter driver upon return from NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists. The filter driver should reclaim the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures immediately after NdisFIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists returns. To reclaim the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures, a filter driver can call its own FilterReturnNetBufferLists function.

Setting the NDIS_RECEIVE_FLAG_RESOURCES flag in the ReceiveFlags parameter forces the overlying drivers to copy the network data and release the NET_BUFFER_LIST structures to the filter driver.

Requirements

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

See Also

FilterAttach

FilterReceiveNetBufferLists

FilterReturnNetBufferLists

NDIS_RECEIVE_QUEUE_PARAMETERS

NET_BUFFER

NET_BUFFER_LIST

NdisMAllocatePort

Receiving Data in a Filter Driver