DRIVER_LIST_CONTROL callback function (wdm.h)

The AdapterListControl routine starts a direct memory access (DMA) scatter/gather operation.



void DriverListControl(
  [in] _DEVICE_OBJECT *DeviceObject,
  [in] _IRP *Irp,
  [in] PSCATTER_GATHER_LIST ScatterGather,
  [in] PVOID Context


[in] DeviceObject

Caller-supplied pointer to a DEVICE_OBJECT structure. This is the device object for the target device, previously created by the driver's AddDevice routine.

[in] Irp

Caller-supplied pointer to an IRP structure that describes the I/O operation, if the driver has a StartIo routine. Otherwise, not used.

[in] ScatterGather

Caller-supplied pointer to a SCATTER_GATHER_LIST structure describing scatter/gather regions.

[in] Context

Caller-supplied pointer to driver-defined context information, specified in a previous call to AllocateAdapterChannel.

Return value



To register an AdapterListControl routine for a specific device object, a driver must call IoGetDmaAdapter to obtain an adapter object, then call GetScatterGatherList to request use of the adapter and to supply the AdapterListControl routine's address. When the adapter is free, the system calls the AdapterListControl routine.


To define an AdapterListControl callback routine, you must first provide a function declaration that identifies the type of callback routine you're defining. Windows provides a set of callback function types for drivers. Declaring a function using the callback function types helps Code Analysis for Drivers, Static Driver Verifier (SDV), and other verification tools find errors, and it's a requirement for writing drivers for the Windows operating system.

For example, to define an AdapterListControl callback routine that is named MyAdapterListControl, use the DRIVER_LIST_CONTROL type as shown in this code example:


Then, implement your callback routine as follows:

    struct _DEVICE_OBJECT  *DeviceObject,
    struct _IRP  *Irp,
    PSCATTER_GATHER_LIST  ScatterGather,
    PVOID  Context
      // Function body

The DRIVER_LIST_CONTROL function type is defined in the Wdm.h header file. To more accurately identify errors when you run the code analysis tools, be sure to add the _Use_decl_annotations_ annotation to your function definition. The _Use_decl_annotations_ annotation ensures that the annotations that are applied to the DRIVER_LIST_CONTROL function type in the header file are used. For more information about the requirements for function declarations, see Declaring Functions by Using Function Role Types for WDM Drivers. For information about _Use_decl_annotations_, see Annotating Function Behavior.

For detailed information about implementing an AdapterListControl routine, see Using Scatter/Gather DMA.


Requirement Value
Target Platform Desktop
Header wdm.h (include Wdm.h, Ntddk.h, Ntifs.h)