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"A minifilter must not post an I/O operation to a system work queue in the post-operation..."

Doug_NDoug_N Member - All Emails Posts: 105

From the docs about FltQueueDeferredIoWorkItem it says

"Caution To avoid deadlocks, a minifilter must not post an I/O operation to a system work queue in the post-operation callback for any I/O operations that a driver can complete directly in the storage stack, such as the following:



Is this still dangerous if the posting is never done for the paging file? If so, I must not understand some behavior involved in posting to a work queue. Can anyone enlighten me?

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