FltDeleteContext function (fltkernel.h)
FltDeleteContext marks a specified context for deletion.
VOID FLTAPI FltDeleteContext( [in] PFLT_CONTEXT Context );
A pointer to the context to delete. This parameter is required and cannot be NULL.
For more information about contexts, see About minifilter contexts.
Because contexts are reference-counted, it is not usually necessary for a minifilter driver to call a routine, such as FltDeleteContext, to explicitly delete a context.
FltDeleteContext marks a context for deletion. The context is usually freed as soon as the current reference on it is released, unless there is an outstanding reference on it (for example, because the context is still being used by another thread).
You should consider the following items when you use FltDeleteContext:
When a minifilter driver calls FltDeleteContext, the minifilter driver must already have a reference to the context. However, when the minifilter driver calls FltDeleteStreamHandleContext, FltDeleteStreamContext, FltDeleteInstanceContext, and so on, the minifilter driver does not require a reference to the context. After the minifilter driver calls FltDeleteContext, that reference to the context is still valid. The minifilter driver must call the FltReleaseContext routine to release the reference to the context.
FltDeleteContext removes the context from the internal filter manager structures. Then, further calls to functions that get contexts, such as FltGetContexts and FltGetInstanceContext, cannot locate that context. However, the context memory is not released until the reference count for the context goes to 0.
Contexts can also be deleted by calling the appropriate delete-context routine from the following table.
|Context Type||Delete-Context Routine|
|FLT_FILE_CONTEXT||FltDeleteFileContext (Windows Vista and later only.)|
|FLT_SECTION_CONTEXT||FltCloseSectionForDataScan (Windows 8 and later only.)|
|FLT_TRANSACTION_CONTEXT||FltDeleteTransactionContext (Windows Vista and later only.)|
To allocate a new context, call FltAllocateContext.
To increment the reference count on a context, call FltReferenceContext.
To decrement the reference count on a context, call FltReleaseContext.
A section context, FLT_SECTION_CONTEXT type, must not be deleted using FltDeleteContext. Instead, use FltReleaseContext to deallocate a section context.
|Header||fltkernel.h (include Fltkernel.h)|