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authorAmy Griffis <>2006-06-14 18:45:21 -0400
committerAl Viro <>2006-07-01 05:43:06 -0400
commit5adc8a6adc91c4c85a64c75a70a619fffc924817 (patch)
treeace9af6bbc3cf711f43cfd88e834baeb6989ca3f /kernel/audit.h
parent9262e9149f346a5443300f8c451b8e7631e81a42 (diff)
[PATCH] add rule filterkey
Add support for a rule key, which can be used to tie audit records to audit rules. This is useful when a watched file is accessed through a link or symlink, as well as for general audit log analysis. Because this patch uses a string key instead of an integer key, there is a bit of extra overhead to do the kstrdup() when a rule fires. However, we're also allocating memory for the audit record buffer, so it's probably not that significant. I went ahead with a string key because it seems more user-friendly. Note that the user must ensure that filterkeys are unique. The kernel only checks for duplicate rules. Signed-off-by: Amy Griffis <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/audit.h')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/audit.h b/kernel/audit.h
index 8323e4132a33..6aa33b848cf2 100644
--- a/kernel/audit.h
+++ b/kernel/audit.h
@@ -81,6 +81,7 @@ struct audit_krule {
u32 buflen; /* for data alloc on list rules */
u32 field_count;
+ char *filterkey; /* ties events to rules */
struct audit_field *fields;
struct audit_field *inode_f; /* quick access to an inode field */
struct audit_watch *watch; /* associated watch */