audit_request_status — Request status of the audit system


#include <libaudit.h>

int audit_request_status (int fd);


audit_request_status requests that the kernel send status structure describing various settings. The audit_status structure is as follows:

struct audit_status {
   __u32   mask;           /* Bit mask for valid entries */
   __u32   enabled;        /* 1 = enabled, 0 = disabled */
   __u32   failure;        /* Failure-to-log action */
   __u32   pid;            /* pid of auditd process */
   __u32   rate_limit;     /* messages rate limit (per second) */
   __u32   backlog_limit;  /* waiting messages limit */
   __u32   lost;           /* messages lost */
   __u32   backlog;        /* messages waiting in queue */

Return Value

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

audit_open(3), audit_get_reply(3), auditd(8).


Steve Grubb


Oct 2006 Red Hat Linux Audit API