Microsoft Windows CE 3.0  


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This function releases a packet that was allocated from a packet pool with the NdisAllocatePacketfunction and returns it to the free list.

VOID NdisFreePacket(


Pointer to the packet descriptor returned by the NdisAllocatePacketor the NdisDprAllocatePacketfunction.


Before calling this function, the driver must either call the NdisFreeBufferfunction as many times as necessary to release all buffer descriptors chained to the packet or call an NdisUnchainBufferAt XXXfunction as many times as necessary to save all pointers to buffer descriptors. Otherwise, memory associated with buffer descriptors in the chain remains unusable by the driver and by NDIS until the system is rebooted.

The driver must release any spin lock that it is holding before calling this function.

A driver that calls this function runs at IRQL <= DISPATCH_LEVEL.


Runs on Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 2.0 and later Ndis.h    
Note   This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.

See Also

NdisAllocatePacket, NdisFreeBuffer, NdisReleaseSpinLock, NdisUnchainBufferAtBack, NdisUnchainBufferAtFront

 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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