The PoSetDeviceBusyEx routine notifies the power manager that the device associated with the specified idle counter is busy.
void PoSetDeviceBusyEx( PULONG IdlePointer );
A pointer to an idle counter. This is a pointer value that was previously returned by the PoRegisterDeviceForIdleDetection routine. Because PoRegisterDeviceForIdleDetection might return a NULL pointer, the caller must verify that the pointer is non-NULL before it calls PoSetDeviceBusyEx.
This routine is a direct replacement for the PoSetDeviceBusy macro. If you are writing new driver code for Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later versions of Windows, call PoSetDeviceBusyEx instead of PoSetDeviceBusy.
A driver calls the PoSetDeviceBusyEx and PoRegisterDeviceForIdleDetection routines to enable system idle detection for its device. If a device that is registered for idle detection stays idle for the driver-specified time-out period, the power manager sends an IRP_MN_SET_POWER request to put the device in a requested sleep state.
PoSetDeviceBusyEx reports that the device is busy, so that the power manager can restart its idle countdown. If the device is in a sleep state, PoSetDeviceBusyEx does not change the state of the device. That is, it does not cause the system to send an IRP_MN_SET_POWER request to awaken the device.
PoSetDeviceBusyEx is designed for use with I/O operations that are relatively brief compared to the time-out period of the idle counter. For longer operations that might exceed this period, use the PoStartDeviceBusy and PoEndDeviceBusy routines instead.
A driver that makes multiple requests for brief I/O operations should call PoSetDeviceBusyEx for every I/O request that it makes.
|Minimum supported client||Available starting with Windows Vista with SP1.|
|Header||ntifs.h (include Wdm.h, Ntddk.h, Ntifs.h)|
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