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How to acknowledge Win7 oplocks and get NewOplockLevel pended?

Fernando_RobertoFernando_Roberto Member - All Emails Posts: 196

Hi there!

When you have a legacy Level 1 oplock broken with FILE_OPLOCK_BROKEN_TO_LEVEL_2, you get the FSCTL_OPLOCK_BREAK_ACKNOWLEDGE IRP pended, so that you can be notified whenever the Level 2 oplock breaks. That means you can acknowledge the first oplock break and wait for the new oplock level to be broken using only one IRP.

As far as I could understand, this is not possible when using Win7 oplocks. When you have an RW oplock broken to R (from REQUEST_OPLOCK_OUTPUT_BUFFER.NewOplockLevel), you must first acknowledge the oplock break, and this IRP will always complete, then you must request a new R oplock that will be pended until the oplock breaks to none.

Is that true?
Am I missing anything?


Fernando Roberto da Silva
DriverEntry Kernel Development


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