Gone with the Exception…SX* to the Rescue!

  Hi, my name is Anurag Sarin, and I’m an Escalation Engineer from the Platforms Global Escalation Services 24×7 Team, located in Bangalore, India.   I recently worked a case dealing with a component that reported an exception. But it was not critical enough to crash the system and it was simply logged in a file. Because the root cause of the…

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NDIS Case Study 1 – NDIS Packet Double Completion

Hi, this is Anurag again. Here is a case study of an NDIS driver causing a problem due to double completion of a send packet.   A protocol driver allocates a NDIS packet and gives it to the miniport driver to be sent on the wire. A miniport driver is supposed to send or complete…

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NDIS – Part 1

Hi, my name Anurag Sarin, I am an escalation engineer in the Platforms Global Escalation Team.  I would like to give some insight on NDIS.   NDIS Introduction The Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) library abstracts the network hardware from network drivers. NDIS also specifies a standard interface between layered network drivers, thereby abstracting lower-level…

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