Sends a special control function to a host bus adapter-specific (HBA) miniport driver. Results vary, depending on the particular miniport driver to which this request is forwarded. If the caller specifies a nonzero Length, either the input or output buffer must be at least (sizeof(SRB_IO_CONTROL) + DataBufferLength)).

The prescribed way to open the HBA is use the SetupDiXxx APIs to get all the ScsiAdapter class devices that are running. Get the properties of each for their device instance name and open the HBA directly. SCSI%d (for example, \\.\Scsi0:) is a symbolic link and not ALL storage drivers create the link.


The SCSI port driver and SCSI miniport driver models may be altered or unavailable in the future. Instead, we recommend using the Storport driver and Storport miniport driver models.

Major code


Input buffer

The buffer at Irp->AssociatedIrp.SystemBuffer must contain an SRB_IO_CONTROL structure.

Input buffer length

Parameters.DeviceIoControl.InputBufferLength indicates the size, in bytes, of the buffer, which must be at least sizeof(SRB_IO_CONTROL), with additional storage for data if the Length field is nonzero.

Output buffer

An updated SRB_IO_CONTROL structure is returned to the buffer at Irp->AssociatedIrp.SystemBuffer.

Output buffer length

The length of the SRB_IO_CONTROL structure.

Input / Output buffer


Input / Output buffer length

Not applicable.

Status block

The Information field contains the number of bytes returned in the output buffer. The Status field indicates the results of the operation.


Header ntddscsi.h (include Ntddscsi.h)

See also