IVdsDrive::QueryExtents method (vdshwprv.h)
Returns an array of the extents on a drive, including both allocated and unallocated extents.
HRESULT QueryExtents( [out] VDS_DRIVE_EXTENT **ppExtentArray, [out] LONG *plNumberOfExtents );
A pointer to the number of drive extents returned in the VDS_DRIVE_EXTENT structure.
This method can return standard HRESULT values, such as E_INVALIDARG or E_OUTOFMEMORY, and VDS-specific return values. It can also return converted system error codes using the HRESULT_FROM_WIN32 macro. Errors can originate from VDS itself or from the underlying VDS provider that is being used. Possible return values include the following.
||The extents information was returned successfully. For a drive without extents, the array is empty, the value of plNumberOfExtents is set to 0, and the value of ppExtentArray is set to NULL.|
||This return value signals a software or communication problem inside a provider that caches information about the array. Use the IVdsHwProvider::Reenumerate method followed by the IVdsHwProvider::Refresh method to restore the cache.|
||The drive object no longer exists.|
||The drive is in a failed state, and is unable to perform the requested operation.|
||Another operation is in progress; this operation cannot proceed until the previous operation or operations are complete.|
||The subsystem does not support this method.|
A drive can contribute extents to any number of LUNs, and these LUNs can be unmasked to any number of different computers on the network. Use the IVdsLunPlex::QueryExtents method to see all the extents of a LUN plex.
The LunId member of each VDS_DRIVE_EXTENT structure specifies the GUID for the LUN to which each allocated extent contributes. Consequently, you can use the result of this method to determine the number of LUNs to which the drive contributes by counting the number of distinct LunId values returned in ppExtentArray.
|Minimum supported client||Windows Vista [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]|