maybe i can find one that has a sleep/pause strategy i can leverage...
File system driver samples
2020 December 7
NullFilter File System Minifilter Driver
2021 July 7
i can't even remember the name of these things - did we call them repeaters? tack on on to the SAN fabric and it was like adding X km of wire to the route. added latency without adding any compute overhead.
that's basically what i want to do with a filesystem mini filter driver. add at least 10 ms (or some other number) to the erstwhile service time of every single disk IO request that passes through the minifilter driver.
but it can't be accomplished by burning CPU for that 10 ms, or by not yielding the CPU to other threads.
has to be an idle wait, to simulate adding wire time to asynchronous IO.
too much CPU overhead for this, and it invalidates the motivation for the tests.
"after a brief pause"
this might be just what i need
CancelSafe File System Minifilter Driver
2021 July 7
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