keyctl_capabilities - Man Page

Query subsystem capabilities

Synopsis

#include <keyutils.h>

long keyctl_capabilities(unsigned char *buffer, size_t buflen);

Description

keyctl_capabilities() queries the keyrings subsystem in the kernel to ask about its capabilities and fills in the array in the buffer with bits that indicate the presence or absence of specific features in the keyrings subsystem.

The function returns the amount of data the kernel has available, irrespective of the amount of buffer space available.  If the buffer is shorter than the data, a short copy will be made; if the buffer is larger than the data, the excess space will be cleared.

If this operation is not available in the kernel, the keyutils library will be emulate it as best it can and the capability bit that indicates if the kernel operation is available will be cleared.

In buffer[0], the following capabilities exist:

KEYCTL_CAPS0_CAPABILITIES

This is set if the kernel supports this operation and cleared otherwise.  If it is cleared, the rest of the flags are emulated.

KEYCTL_CAPS0_PERSISTENT_KEYRINGS

This is set if the kernel supports persistent keyrings and cleared otherwise. See keyctl_get_persistent(3).

KEYCTL_CAPS0_DIFFIE_HELLMAN

This is set if the kernel supports Diffie-Hellman calculation and cleared otherwise.  See keyctl_dh_compute(3).

KEYCTL_CAPS0_PUBLIC_KEY

This is set if the kernel supports public-key operations and cleared otherwise.  See keyctl_pkey_query(3).

KEYCTL_CAPS0_BIG_KEY

This is set if the kernel supports the big_key key type and cleared otherwise.

KEYCTL_CAPS0_INVALIDATE

This is set if the kernel supports key invalidation and cleared otherwise. See keyctl_invalidate(3).

KEYCTL_CAPS0_RESTRICT_KEYRING

This is set if the kernel supports restrictions on keyrings and cleared otherwise.  See keyctl_restrict_keyring(3).

KEYCTL_CAPS0_MOVE

This is set if the kernel supports the move key operation and cleared otherwise.  See keyctl_move(3).

Return Value

On success keyctl_capabilities() returns the size of the data it has available, irrespective of the size of the buffer.  On error, the value -1 will be returned and errno will have been set to an appropriate error.

Errors

EFAULT

The buffer cannot be written to.

Linking

This is a library function that can be found in libkeyutils. When linking, -lkeyutils should be specified to the linker.

See Also

keyctl(1), add_key(2), keyctl(2), request_key(2), keyctl(3), keyrings(7), keyutils(7)

Referenced By

keyctl(3).

30 May 2019 Linux Key Management Calls