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Where to report NTSTATUS codes back to CloseHandle() calls in the Windows driver?

daletodaleto Member Posts: 1


I am trying to find a way how to report back NTSTATUS codes to the CloseHandle() call from the Windows passthrough file system driver example.

My understanding is that this can not be done in IRP_MJ_CLEANUP, as that is called after CloseHandle() system call already has been executed.
And it can't be done in IRP_MJ_CLOSE, as that happens after IRP_MJ_CLEANUP.

So that leads to the question, where is the NTSTATUS code picked up from the kernel for the CloseHandle() system call?

Is there a MINOR signal in for instance IRP_MJ_WRITE that indicates that the last written byte has been called from Userspace?
For instance IRP_MN_COMPLETE (that the cache should be cleared)?

Please help me understand how to handle this..

Regards Tomas


  • Peter_Viscarola_(OSR)Peter_Viscarola_(OSR) Administrator Posts: 8,399

    Hmmmm... Cleanup is called directly from WITHIN CloseHandle, not after it.

    So Cleanup sounds like what you want.


    Peter Viscarola

  • Dejan_MaksimovicDejan_Maksimovic Member - All Emails Posts: 430
    You sure it would get propagated?

    I already posted this, via enail a few days ago, but it did not show.
  • Peter_Viscarola_(OSR)Peter_Viscarola_(OSR) Administrator Posts: 8,399

    (sorry to take so long to respond to this... I was "otherwise engaged")

    You sure it would get propagated?

    Well, I was curious. And, after checking, I can confidentially state that it does not get propagated.

    So, yeah...


    Peter Viscarola

  • rod_widdowsonrod_widdowson Member - All Emails Posts: 1,188

    Observation: In recent Win10 versions the Information field of the IOSB gets filled in during MJ_CLEANUP processing. I cannot remember why, probably WSL (most of the funky things that have happened to the file system space have their roots in WSL)

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