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Windows Driver - Save and reload IRQ_LEVEL

In many driver developments, i was used to to change the IRQ_LEVEL or called a function, wich is changing th IRQ_LEVEL.

A simple method to store and reload the IRQ_LEVEL, is this:

KIRQL OldIrql;                      // Storage of current IRQ_LEVEL
IoAcquireCancelSpinLock(&OldIrql);  // Save current IRQ_LEVEL

// IRQ Changing code ...

IoReleaseCancelSpinLock(&OldIrql);  // Reload stored IRQ_LEVEL

This will also solve the Code Analyzer warning C28167.

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Tags: Blog, C/C++, driver, Windowsvon am 2019-07-05