audit_set_pid(3) — Linux manual page


AUDIT_SET_PID(3)             Linux Audit API            AUDIT_SET_PID(3)

NAME         top

       audit_set_pid - Set audit daemon process ID

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_set_pid(int fd, uint32_t pid, rep_wait_t wmode);

DESCRIPTION         top

       audit_set_pid tells the kernel what the pid is of the audit
       daemon. When the pid is set to 0, the kernel will log all events
       to syslog. Otherwise it will try to send events to the netlink
       connection that has the same pid given by this function. If for
       some reason the process goes away, the kernel will automatically
       set the value to 0 itself. Usually this function is called by the
       audit daemon and not an external program. If wmode is WAIT_YES,
       the function will wait for an ACK from the kernel.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The return value is <= 0 on error, otherwise it is the netlink
       sequence id number. This function can have any error that sendto
       would encounter.

SEE ALSO         top

       audit_open(3), auditd(8).

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

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Red Hat                         Oct 2006                AUDIT_SET_PID(3)