FsRtlInitExtraCreateParameterLookasideList function (ntifs.h)

The FsRtlInitExtraCreateParameterLookasideList routine initializes a paged or nonpaged pool lookaside list used for the allocation of one or more extra create parameter context structures (ECPs) of fixed size.

Syntax

void FsRtlInitExtraCreateParameterLookasideList(
  [in, out] PVOID                     Lookaside,
  [in]      FSRTL_ECP_LOOKASIDE_FLAGS Flags,
  [in]      SIZE_T                    Size,
  [in]      ULONG                     Tag
);

Parameters

[in, out] Lookaside

Pointer to an opaque PAGED_LOOKASIDE_LIST or NPAGED_LOOKASIDE_LIST lookaside list-head structure. For a paged or nonpaged lookaside list, the list-head structure must be allocated from nonpaged pool.

[in] Flags

Defines pool allocation options. If the Flags parameter contains the FSRTL_ECP_LOOKASIDE_FLAG_NONPAGED_POOL bit flag value, FsRtlInitExtraCreateParameterLookasideList initializes a lookaside list for nonpaged ECP entries of the specified size. Otherwise, FsRtlInitExtraCreateParameterLookasideList initializes a lookaside list for paged ECP entries of the specified size.

[in] Size

Specifies the size, in bytes, for all ECP entries in the lookaside list.

[in] Tag

Specifies the pool tag to use when allocating lookaside list ECP entries. For more information about pool tags, see the Tag parameter of ExAllocatePoolWithTag.

Return value

None

Remarks

Use this routine to initialize a paged or nonpaged pool lookaside list. Use the FsRtlAllocateExtraCreateParameterFromLookasideList routine to allocate an ECP from the lookaside list, and the FsRtlFreeExtraCreateParameter routine to return an ECP buffer to the lookaside list for recycling.

Use the FsRtlDeleteExtraCreateParameterLookasideList routine to free the lookaside list itself.

Drivers must free all ECPs and lookaside lists that they create before they unload.

For more information on using lookaside lists with drivers, see Using Lookaside Lists.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client The FsRtlInitExtraCreateParameterLookasideList routine is available starting with Windows Vista.
Target Platform Universal
Header ntifs.h (include Ntifs.h)
Library NtosKrnl.lib
DLL NtosKrnl.exe
IRQL <= APC_LEVEL

See also

ECP_LIST

ExAllocatePoolWithTag

FsRtlAllocateExtraCreateParameterFromLookasideList

FsRtlDeleteExtraCreateParameterLookasideList

FsRtlFreeExtraCreateParameter

NPAGED_LOOKASIDE_LIST

PAGED_LOOKASIDE_LIST