The operating environment that is defined by the values in a thread's CONTEXT structure, including the security rights and the contents of the address space.
The mechanism by which Windows forces the current thread to temporarily run code at a higher interrupt level.
The replacement by Windows of the running thread with another thread, usually of higher thread priority, on the same processor.
A scheduling priority for a thread, which has a value from 0 to 31, inclusive. Higher numbers indicate higher priority threads.
A KMDF object with which a driver can request a callback at repeated intervals or only once after a specified time period has elapsed.
An application that formats and displays trace messages.
An application that enables tracing and connects the trace provider with the trace consumer.
A series of trace messages.
A string generated by a trace provider that contains trace information.
A component that generates trace messages.
A list that the PnP manager generates for each device, indicating where each of the device's hardware resources is mapped on the current system.
The reflector's target for I/O requests from the I/O manager.
User-Mode Driver Framework
A collection of alternate settings that describe variations on a function for a USB device. Only one alternate setting can be in use at any given time.
A restricted operating mode in which applications and UMDF drivers run that does not permit direct access to core Windows routines or data structures.
An array of pointers to the implementation of each of the methods that are exposed by a COM object's interfaces.
A PASSIVE_LEVEL synchronization mechanism that KMDF implements through the WDFWAITLOCK object.
The transition from a sleeping state to the working state.
Windows Driver Foundation
Windows Driver Model
The earlier Windows driver model, which supports the Windows NT family of operating systems, starting with Windows 2000.
(1) A mechanism-typically used by high-IRQL routines-to perform preferred processing at PASSIVE_LEVEL in a system thread. (2) A KMDF object that implements work item functionality.