The NtQueryVirtualMemory routine determines the state, protection, and type of a region of pages within the virtual address space of the specified process.
__kernel_entry NTSYSCALLAPI NTSTATUS NtQueryVirtualMemory( HANDLE ProcessHandle, PVOID BaseAddress, MEMORY_INFORMATION_CLASS MemoryInformationClass, PVOID MemoryInformation, SIZE_T MemoryInformationLength, PSIZE_T ReturnLength );
Handle for the process in whose context the pages to be queried reside. Use the NtCurrentProcess macro to specify the current process.
The base address of the region of pages to be queried. This value is rounded down to the next host-page-address boundary.
The memory information class about which to retrieve information. Currently, the only supported MEMORY_INFORMATION_CLASS value is MemoryBasicInformation.
Pointer to a buffer that receives the specified information. The format and content of the buffer depend on the information class specified in the MemoryInformationClass parameter. When the value MemoryBasicInformation is passed to MemoryInformationClass, the MemoryInformationClass parameter value is a MEMORY_BASIC_INFORMATION structure.
Specifies the length, in bytes, of the buffer that MemoryInformation points to.
An optional pointer which, if specified, receives the number of bytes placed in the MemoryInformation buffer.
Returns STATUS_SUCCESS if the call is successful. If the call fails, possible error codes include the following:
|STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED||The caller had insufficient access rights to perform the requested action.|
|STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION||The specified base address is an invalid virtual address.|
|STATUS_INFO_LENGTH_MISMATCH||The MemoryInformation buffer is larger than MemoryInformationLength.|
|STATUS_INVALID_INFO_CLASS||The specified MemoryInformationClass parameter is invalid.|
|STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER||The specified base address is outside the range of accessible addresses.|
ZwQueryVirtualMemory determines the state of the first page within the region and then scans subsequent entries in the process address map from the base address upward until either the entire range of pages has been scanned or until a page with a non-matching set of attributes is encountered. The region attributes, the length of the region of pages with matching attributes, and an appropriate status value are returned.
If the entire region of pages does not have a matching set of attributes, then the sub-regions within one address reservation will be returned individually. They will have the same *MemoryInformation.AllocationBase value, their individual sizes will be in *MemoryInformation.RegionSize, and the total size of the address reservation can be obtained by summing all of the *MemoryInformation.RegionSize values associated with a particular *MemoryInformation.AllocationBase value.
NtQueryVirtualMemory and ZwQueryVirtualMemory are two versions of the same Windows Native System Services routine.
For calls from kernel-mode drivers, the NtXxx and ZwXxx versions of a Windows Native System Services routine can behave differently in the way that they handle and interpret input parameters. For more information about the relationship between the NtXxx and ZwXxx versions of a routine, see Using Nt and Zw Versions of the Native System Services Routines.
|Minimum supported client||Available starting with Windows 10.|