IoGetRequestorProcess function

The IoGetRequestorProcess routine returns a process pointer for the thread that originally requested a given I/O operation.

Syntax

PEPROCESS IoGetRequestorProcess(
  PIRP Irp
);

Parameters

Irp

A pointer to the I/O request packet (IRP) for the I/O operation.

Return Value

IoGetRequestorProcess returns a process pointer for the thread that requested the I/O operation. If the IRP is not associated with any thread, IoGetRequestorProcess returns NULL.

Remarks

Staring with Windows Vista. IoGetRequestorProcess returns a pointer to the process to which the thread is currently attached. For IRPs queued for file objects, such as for completion port I/O, IoGetRequestorProcess returns a pointer to the issuing process. If no thread is attached, IoGetRequestorProcess returns a pointer to the process that created the thread.

On Windows XP, IoGetRequestorProcess returns a pointer to the process to which the thread is currently attached.

Note  On Windows XP, in cases where an IRP contains a non-NULL thread but has no thread attached, IoGetRequestorProcess will attempt to access the process information for an undefined thread. This presents a possible bug check condition if IoGetRequestorProcess is called without exception handling or at too high of an IRQL.

 

Prior to Windows XP, IoGetRequestorProcess returns a pointer to the process that created the thread.

An IRP is automatically associated with a thread if it is issued by the I/O Manager or obtained by calling IoBuildAsynchronousFsdRequest, IoBuildSynchronousFsdRequest, or IoBuildDeviceIoControlRequest.

For more information about using system threads and managing synchronization within a nonarbitrary thread context, see Driver Threads, Dispatcher Objects, and Resources.

Requirements

   
Target Platform Universal
Header ntifs.h (include Ntifs.h)
Library NtosKrnl.lib
DLL NtosKrnl.exe
IRQL "<= DISPATCH_LEVEL"

See Also

IoBuildAsynchronousFsdRequest

IoBuildDeviceIoControlRequest

IoBuildSynchronousFsdRequest

IoGetRequestorProcessId