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IO Remove Lock vs Rundown Protection

0xrepnz0xrepnz Member Posts: 85

Hi - What are the differences between IO Remove Lock and Rundown Protection?
The API looks pretty similar - I guess that the difference is the tracking mechanism (!remlock) and validations Driver Verifier..?
Do you still use it?

Thanks

- Ori Damari

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  • Scott_Noone_(OSR)Scott_Noone_(OSR) Administrator Posts: 3,482

    They're definitely similar. I'd say that the remove lock is for a specific problem and that the rundown protection is a generic mechanism.

    Most drivers are WDF these days and the framework deals with the remove lock. I use rundown protection all the time.

    -scott
    OSR

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