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seccomp_precompute(3)   libseccomp Documentation   seccomp_precompute(3)

NAME         top

       seccomp_precompute - Precompute the current seccomp filter

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <seccomp.h>

       typedef void * scmp_filter_ctx;

       int seccomp_precompute(scmp_filter_ctx ctx);

       Link with -lseccomp.

DESCRIPTION         top

       Precomputes the seccomp filter for later use by seccomp_load()
       and similar functions.  Not only does this improve performance of
       seccomp_load() it also ensures that the seccomp filter can be
       loaded in an async-signal-safe manner if no changes have been
       made to the filter since it was precomputed.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Returns zero on success or one of the following error codes on

              There was a system failure beyond the control of the

              Internal libseccomp failure.

              Invalid input, either the context or architecture token is

              The library was unable to allocate enough memory.

       If the SCMP_FLTATR_API_SYSRAWRC filter attribute is non-zero then
       additional error codes may be returned to the caller; these
       additional error codes are the negative errno values returned by
       the system.  Unfortunately libseccomp can make no guarantees
       about these return values.

EXAMPLES         top

       #include <seccomp.h>

       int main(int argc, char *argv[])
            int rc = -1;
            scmp_filter_ctx ctx;

            ctx = seccomp_init(SCMP_ACT_KILL);
            if (ctx == NULL)
                 goto out;

            /* ... */

            rc = seccomp_precompute(ctx);
            if (rc < 0)
                 goto out;

            /* ... */

            rc = seccomp_load(ctx);
            if (rc < 0)
                 goto out;

            /* ... */

            return -rc;

NOTES         top

       While the seccomp filter can be generated independent of the
       kernel, kernel support is required to load and enforce the
       seccomp filter generated by libseccomp.

       The libseccomp project site, with more information and the source
       code repository, can be found at  This tool, as well as the
       libseccomp library, is currently under development, please report
       any bugs at the project site or directly to the author.

AUTHOR         top

       Paul Moore <>

SEE ALSO         top

       seccomp_load(3) signal-safety(7)

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