This I/O control code allows an application or kernel driver to send an SCSI command to a designated real LUN. The following restrictions apply to the use of this I/O control code:

  • If a class driver for the pseudo LUN exists, the application must send the request to that class driver. Thus, an application can send this request directly to MPIO only if there is no class driver for the device.
  • All pass-through requests must be synchronous.
  • Applications do not require administrative privileges to send a pass-through request to a device, but they must have read/write access to the device.
  • The request comprises a SCSI pass-through request (in an embedded SCSI_PASS_THROUGH structure) as well as certain directives.
  • The SCSI pass-through structure should meet the requirements for such, as described in SCSI_PASS_THROUGH.
  • If the request is to be sent through the DSM that claimed the real LUN, that must be indicated. In such a case, the DSM itself must indicate the same real LUN. Otherwise, the request will fail.
  • The request must specify the real LUN that is comprised by the pseudo LUN in terms of the former's SCSI address or its MPIO PathId, but not both.

Major code


Input buffer

Parameters.DeviceIoControl.InputBufferLength indicates the size, in bytes, of the buffer at Irp->AssociatedIrp.SystemBuffer.

Input buffer length

The buffer must be at least sizeof(MPIO_PASS_THROUGH_PATH) or, if sent by a 32-bit application in a 64-bit operating system, sizeof(MPIO_PASS_THROUGH_PATH32).

Output buffer

The port driver returns any request-sense data and any data that is transferred from the device to the buffer at Irp->AssociatedIrp.SystemBuffer.

Output buffer length

The SenseInfoLength and DataTransferLength members in the embedded SCSI_PASS_THROUGH structure are updated to indicate the amount of data that is transferred.

Status block

The Information field is set to the number of bytes returned in the output buffer at Irp->AssociatedIrp.SystemBuffer. The Status field is set to STATUS_SUCCESS, or possibly to STATUS_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL or STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER if the input Length value in the embedded SCSI_PASS_THROUGH is improperly set.


Requirement Value
Header ntddscsi.h (include Ntddscsi.h)

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