AUDIT_REQUEST_STATUS(3) Linux Audit API AUDIT_REQUEST_STATUS(3)

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 */ };

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.

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

Steve Grubb

Oct 2006 Red Hat