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avc_netlink_loop(3)                 SELinux API documentation                 avc_netlink_loop(3)

       avc_netlink_open,   avc_netlink_close,   avc_netlink_acquire_fd,   avc_netlink_release_fd,
       avc_netlink_check_nb, avc_netlink_loop - SELinux netlink processing

       #include <selinux/selinux.h>
       #include <selinux/avc.h>

       int avc_netlink_open(int blocking);

       void avc_netlink_close(void);

       int avc_netlink_acquire_fd(void);

       void avc_netlink_release_fd(void);

       void avc_netlink_loop(void);

       int avc_netlink_check_nb(void);

       These functions enable applications to handle notification of SELinux events via  netlink.
       The  userspace  AVC  normally checks for netlink messages on each call to avc_has_perm(3).
       Applications may wish to override this behavior and check for notification separately, for
       example  in  a  select(2)  loop.   These  functions also permit netlink monitoring without
       requiring a call to avc_open(3).

       avc_netlink_open() opens a netlink socket to receive SELinux  notifications.   The  socket
       descriptor  is stored internally; use avc_netlink_acquire_fd(3) to take ownership of it in
       application code.  The blocking argument controls whether the O_NONBLOCK flag  is  set  on
       the  socket descriptor.  avc_open(3) calls this function internally, specifying non-block‐
       ing behavior.

       avc_netlink_close() closes the netlink socket.  This function is called  automatically  by

       avc_netlink_acquire_fd()  returns  the  netlink  socket  descriptor number and informs the
       userspace  AVC  not  to  check  the  socket   descriptor   automatically   on   calls   to

       avc_netlink_release_fd()  returns  control of the netlink socket to the userspace AVC, re-
       enabling automatic processing of notifications.

       avc_netlink_check_nb() checks the netlink socket for pending messages and processes  them.
       Callbacks  for  policyload  and  enforcing  changes  will be called; see selinux_set_call‐
       back(3).  This function does not block.

       avc_netlink_loop() enters a loop blocking on the netlink socket and processing messages as
       they are received.  This function will not return unless an error occurs on the socket, in
       which case the socket is closed.

       avc_netlink_acquire_fd() returns a non-negative file descriptor number on success.   Other
       functions  with a return value return zero on success.  On error, -1 is returned and errno
       is set appropriately.

       avc_open(3), selinux_set_callback(3), selinux(8)

                                           30 Mar 2009                        avc_netlink_loop(3)

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