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IO Remove Lock vs Rundown Protection

0xrepnz0xrepnz Member Posts: 88

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?


- Ori Damari


  • Scott_Noone_(OSR)Scott_Noone_(OSR) Administrator Posts: 3,519

    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.


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