|IPQ_READ(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||IPQ_READ(3)|
ipq_read — read queue messages from ip_queue and read into supplied buffer
ssize_t ipq_read(const struct ipq_handle *h, unsigned char *buf, size_t len, int timeout);
The ipq_read function reads a queue message from the kernel and copies it to the memory pointed to by buf to a maximum length of len.
The h parameter is a context handle which must previously have been returned successfully from a call to ipq_create_handle.
The caller is responsible for ensuring that the memory pointed to by buf is large enough to contain len bytes.
The timeout parameter may be used to set a timeout for the operation, specified in microseconds. This is implemented internally by the library via the select system call. A value of zero provides normal, backwards-compatible blocking behaviour with no timeout. A negative value causes the function to return immediately.
Data returned via buf should not be accessed directly. Use the ipq_message_type, ipq_get_packet, and ipq_get_msgerr functions to access the queue message in the buffer.
On failure, -1 is returned.
On success, a non-zero positive value is returned when no timeout value is specified.
On success with a timeout value specified, zero is returned if no data was available to read, or if a non-blocked signal was caught. In the latter case, the global errno value will be set to EINTR.
On error, a descriptive error message will be available via the ipq_errstr function.
While the ipq_read function may return successfully, the queue message copied to the buffer may itself be an error message from a higher level kernel component. Use ipq_message_type to determine if it is an error message, and ipq_get_msgerr to access the value of the message.
James Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2000-2001 Netfilter Core Team.
Distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Joost Remijn implemented the timeout feature, which appeared in the 1.2.4 release of iptables.
|16 October 2001||Linux iptables 1.2|