PcRegisterIoTimeout function

The PcRegisterIoTimeout function registers a driver-supplied I/O-timer callback routine for a specified device object.

Once registered, the port-class driver calls the timer callback approximately once per second for as long as the device remains active.

Note  This function is deprecated for Windows 8 and later versions of Windows. For Windows on Arm systems, this function is commented out in the PortCls class driver and is inaccessible.
 

Syntax

PORTCLASSAPI NTSTATUS PcRegisterIoTimeout(
  PDEVICE_OBJECT    pDeviceObject,
  PIO_TIMER_ROUTINE pTimerRoutine,
  PVOID             pContext
);

Parameters

pDeviceObject

Pointer to a device object representing a device on which I/O operations can time out. This parameter must point to a system structure of type DEVICE_OBJECT. When calling the I/O-timer callback routine, the port class driver passes this pointer as the first of two call parameters. For more information, see the following Remarks section.

pTimerRoutine

Pointer to the driver-supplied I/O-timer callback routine. For more information, see the following Remarks section.

pContext

Pointer to the driver-specific context. When calling the I/O-timer callback routine, the port class driver passes this pointer as the second of two call parameters. For more information, see the following Remarks section.

Return value

PcRegisterIoTimeout returns STATUS_SUCCESS if the call was successful. Otherwise, it returns an appropriate error code. The following table shows some of the possible error codes.

Return code Description
STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES
Possibly indicates that a memory allocation failed inside the port-class driver.
STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL
Possibly indicates that a timer callback with the same combination of device object, I/O-timer callback routine, and context is already registered.

Remarks

An adapter driver calls the PcRegisterIoTimeout function to enable a low-resolution watchdog timer. Drivers use this function primarily to monitor devices that have no means to generate an event themselves if they fail to complete a previously initiated I/O operation within some maximum time interval.

After the driver calls PcRegisterIoTimeout, the port-class driver calls the driver's I/O-timer callback routine approximately once per second for as long as the device remains active. (The device is activated by an IRP_MN_START_DEVICE request and deactivated by an IRP_MN_STOP_DEVICE request.)

The driver can disable the timer by calling PcUnregisterIoTimeout.

Only one timer callback with a particular combination of device object, I/O-timer callback routine, and context can be registered at a time.

The meaning of the pContext parameter is determined by the adapter driver, but the driver typically sets this parameter to point to an object such as the miniport, miniport-stream, or adapter object.

The pTimerRoutine parameter is of type PIO_TIMER_ROUTINE, which is defined in ntddk.h to be

  VOID
    (*PIO_TIMER_ROUTINE)(
      IN PDEVICE_OBJECT  DeviceObject,
      IN PVOID  Context
      );
The DeviceObject and Context parameters are the same values that the adapter driver previously passed as call parameters to PcRegisterIoTimeout. The port-class driver calls the timer routine at IRQL DISPATCH_LEVEL. The timer routine must not contain pageable code.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client The PortCls system driver implements the PcRegisterIoTimeout function in Microsoft Windows 98/Me and in Windows 2000 and later operating systems.
Target Platform Universal
Header portcls.h (include Portcls.h)
Library Portcls.lib
IRQL PASSIVE_LEVEL

See also

DEVICE_OBJECT

PcUnregisterIoTimeout