EVT_SERCX2_SET_WAIT_MASK callback function (sercx.h)

The EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask event callback function is called by version 2 of the serial framework extension (SerCx2) to configure the serial controller to monitor a set of hardware events that are specified by a wait mask.



void EvtSercx2SetWaitMask(
  [in] WDFDEVICE Device,
  [in] WDFREQUEST Request,
  [in] ULONG WaitMask


[in] Device

A WDFDEVICE handle to the framework device object that represents the serial controller. The serial controller driver created this object in its EvtDriverDeviceAdd callback function. For more information, see SerCx2InitializeDevice.

[in] Request

A WDFREQUEST handle to the framework request object that represents the IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_WAIT_MASK request.

[in] WaitMask

The new wait mask. For more information, see Remarks.

Return value



Your serial controller driver can, as an option, implement this function. If implemented, the driver registers the function in the call to the SerCx2InitializeDevice method that finishes the initialization of the framework device object for the serial controller.

When SerCx receives an IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_WAIT_MASK request from a client, the request handler in SerCx2 calls the EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask function, if it is implemented, to notify the driver that the wait mask has changed. If the wait mask is nonzero, the driver immediately starts to monitor the events in the new wait mask, and discards any old wait mask that might have been supplied in a previous EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask call. If the new wait mask is zero, the driver simply discards the old wait mask and ceases to monitor any wait mask events. For more information about the types of events that can be specified by a wait mask, see SERIAL_EV_XXX.

If the driver does not implement this function, SerCx2 fails all IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_WAIT_MASK requests with error status code STATUS_NOT_SUPPORTED.

To monitor the events in the wait mask, the EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask function typically enables interrupts for these events. Later, when an event in the wait mask is detected, the serial controller driver calls the SerCx2CompleteWait method to notify SerCx2 of the event.

The EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask function is responsible for completing the IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_WAIT_MASK request pointed to by the Request parameter. After the serial controller driver enables the necessary interrupts, it calls the WdfRequestComplete method and supplies, as input parameters, the Request parameter value and a status value to indicate whether the request was successful.

Before the serial controller driver calls WdfRequestComplete to complete the request, the driver must finish any calls to SerCx2CompleteWait that might be still be pending due to events in the old wait mask.

Initially, after a client opens a logical connection to the serial port and before the first EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask call, the wait mask is effectively zero, and the serial controller driver is not monitoring any SERIAL_EV_XXX events.

SerCx2 fails an IOCTL_SERIAL_SET_WAIT_MASK request that has a wait mask that includes any of the following SERIAL_EV_XXX event flags:

Thus, the wait mask supplied to your EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask function never contains any of the event flags in the preceding list.

If implemented, your EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask function should support the following event flags:

Also, if the serial controller has a data set ready (DSR) signal line, the EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask function should support SERIAL_EV_DSR. As an option, a driver can support any of the other event flags described in SERIAL_EV_XXX. If the wait mask specifies an event that the driver does not support, the EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask function should fail the request and set the status value in the request to STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER.


To define an EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask callback function, you must first provide a function declaration that identifies the type of callback function you're defining. Windows provides a set of callback function types for drivers. Declaring a function using the callback function types helps Code Analysis for Drivers, Static Driver Verifier (SDV), and other verification tools find errors, and it's a requirement for writing drivers for the Windows operating system.

For example, to define an EvtSerCx2SetWaitMask callback function that is named MySetWaitmask, use the EVT_SERCX2_SET_WAIT_MASK function type, as shown in this code example:


Then, implement your callback function as follows:

    WDFDEVICE  Device,
    WDFREQUEST Request,
    ULONG WaitMask

The EVT_SERCX2_SET_WAIT_MASK function type is defined in the Sercx.h header file. To more accurately identify errors when you run the code analysis tools, be sure to add the Use_decl_annotations annotation to your function definition. The Use_decl_annotations annotation ensures that the annotations that are applied to the EVT_SERCX2_SET_WAIT_MASK function type in the header file are used. For more information about the requirements for function declarations, see Declaring Functions by Using Function Role Types for KMDF Drivers. For more information about Use_decl_annotations, see Annotating Function Behavior.


Minimum supported client Available starting with Windows 8.1.
Target Platform Desktop
Header sercx.h

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