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, int 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)