keyctl_invalidate - invalidate a key
long keyctl_invalidate(key_serial_t key);
keyctl_invalidate() invalidates a key. The key is scheduled for
immediate removal from all the keyrings that point to it, after which it will
be deleted. The key will be ignored by all searches once this function is
called even if it is not yet fully dealt with.
The caller must have search permission on a key to be able
to invalidate it.
On success keyctl_invalidate() returns 0. On error, the value
-1 will be returned and errno will have been set to an
This is a library function that can be found in libkeyutils. When
linking, -lkeyutils should be specified to the linker.
- The key specified is invalid.
- The key specified has expired.
- The key specified had been revoked.
- The key exists, but is not searchable by the calling process.