audit_set_backlog_wait_time(3) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       audit_set_backlog_wait_time - Set the audit backlog wait time

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_set_backlog_wait_time (int fd, int wait_time);

DESCRIPTION         top

       audit_set_backlog_wait_time sets the time that the kernel will wait
       before attempting to send more audit events to be transferred to the
       audit daemon when the backlog_limit is reached. This gives the audit
       daemon a chance to drain the kernel queue. The default value is 60000
       or 60 * HZ setting in 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_set_backlog_limit(3), audit_open(3), auditd(8), auditctl(8).

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the audit (Linux Audit) project.  Information
       about the project can be found at 
       ⟨⟩.  If you have a bug report
       for this manual page, send it to  This page
       was obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨⟩ on 2020-09-18.
       (At that time, the date of the most recent commit that was found in
       the repository was 2020-09-07.)  If you discover any rendering prob‐
       lems in this HTML version of the page, or you believe there is a bet‐
       ter or more up-to-date source for the page, or you have corrections
       or improvements to the information in this COLOPHON (which is not
       part of the original manual page), send a mail to

Linux Audit API                   Oct 2014    AUDIT_SET_BACKLOG_WAIT_TIME(3)