MmAllocateNonCachedMemory function (ntddk.h)
The MmAllocateNonCachedMemory routine allocates a virtual address range of non-cached and cache-aligned memory.
PVOID MmAllocateNonCachedMemory( [in] SIZE_T NumberOfBytes );
Specifies the size in bytes of the range to be allocated.
If the requested memory cannot be allocated, the return value is NULL. Otherwise, it is the base virtual address of the allocated range.
MmAllocateNonCachedMemory can be called from a DriverEntry routine to allocate a non-cached block of virtual memory for various device-specific buffers. The function always returns a full multiple of the virtual memory page size, of nonpaged system-address-space memory, regardless of the requested allocation size.
Non-cached allocations are aligned on an integral multiple of the processor's data-cache-line size to prevent cache and coherency problems.
The physical memory pages that MmAllocateNonCachedMemory returns are typically not contiguous pages.
Memory that MmAllocateNonCachedMemory allocates is uninitialized. A kernel-mode driver must first zero this memory if it is going to make it visible to user-mode software (to avoid leaking potentially privileged contents).
|Header||ntddk.h (include Ntddk.h)|
|DDI compliance rules||HwStorPortProhibitedDDIs(storport), IrqlMmApcLte(wdm), SpNoWait(storport), StorPortStartIo(storport)|
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