enosys(1) — Linux manual page


ENOSYS(1)                     User Commands                    ENOSYS(1)

NAME         top

       enosys - utility to make syscalls fail with ENOSYS

SYNOPSIS         top

       enosys [--syscall|-s syscall] command

DESCRIPTION         top

       enosys is a simple command to execute a child process for which
       certain syscalls fail with errno ENOSYS.

       It can be used to test the behavior of applications in the face
       of missing syscalls as would happen when running on old kernels.

OPTIONS         top

       -s, --syscall
           Syscall to block with ENOSYS. Can be specified multiple
           times. An alternative error number or name can be specified
           with a colon.

       -i, --ioctl
           Ioctl to block with ENOTTY. Can be specified multiple times.
           An alternative error number or name can be specified with a

       -l, --list
           List syscalls known to enosys.

       -m, --list-ioctl
           List ioctls known to enosys.

       -d, --dump[=file]
           Dump seccomp bytecode filter to standard output.

           The dump can for example be used by setpriv --seccomp-filter.

       -h, --help
           Display help text and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit.

EXAMPLES         top

           # fail syscall "fallocate" with ENOSYS
           enosys -s fallocate ...

           # fail syscall "fallocate" with ENOMEM
           enosys -s fallocate:ENOMEM ...

           # fail syscall "fallocate" with value 12/ENOMEM
           enosys -s fallocate:12 ...

           # fail ioctl FIOCLEX with ENOTTY
           enosys -i FIOCLEX ...

           # fail ioctl FIOCLEX with ENOMEM
           enosys -i FIOCLEX:ENOMEM ...

           # fail ioctl FIOCLEX with value 12/ENOMEM
           enosys -i FIOCLEX:12 ...

EXIT STATUS         top

       enosys exits with the status code of the executed process. The
       following values have special meanings:

           internal error

           system does not provide the necessary functionality

AUTHORS         top

       Thomas Weißschuh <thomas@t-8ch.de>

SEE ALSO         top


REPORTING BUGS         top

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AVAILABILITY         top

       The enosys command is part of the util-linux package which can be
       downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
       <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>. This page
       is part of the util-linux (a random collection of Linux
       utilities) project. Information about the project can be found at
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