Why WDF Interrupt handler is called over and over ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm writing a PCIe kernel device driver using WDF framework.

    I wrote interrupt handler in DeviceAdd function as follows.


    // Create WDFINTERRUPT object.
    WDF_INTERRUPT_CONFIG_INIT(&xInterruptConfig, COWI_InterruptIsr, COWI_InterruptDpc);
    xInterruptConfig.EvtInterruptEnable  = COWI_InterruptEnable;
    xInterruptConfig.EvtInterruptDisable = COWI_InterruptDisable;
    xInterruptConfig.AutomaticSerialization = TRUE;
    status = WdfInterruptCreate(pDevice, &xInterruptConfig, WDF_NO_OBJECT_ATTRIBUTES, &(pExtContext->hInterrupt));

    Now, when my card generate interrupt, COWI_InterruptIsr function called by framework.

    But the problem is COWI_InterruptIsr function called over and over, though I return TRUE.

    MSDN document says that EvtInterrupt function must return TRUE if the function services the hardware interrupt.


    I'm not sure whether I should do additional work to remove this interrupt request from the interrupt queue (that is, for no more COWI_InterruptIsr called),

    or my PCIe card does not handle this interrupt correctly.



    • Edited by Samdori Friday, September 2, 2016 3:46 PM
    Friday, September 2, 2016 3:44 PM


  • If your card is not clearing the interrupt (either because your driver is not telling it to do so, or there is a bug in the hardware) this is what will happen.  Also, if you return TRUE for the interrupt and it is not yours the same failure can happen.

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    Friday, September 2, 2016 4:40 PM