AA_FEATURES(3) - Linux man page online | Library functions

An opaque object representing a set of AppArmor kernel features.

aa_features(3) AppArmor aa_features(3)


aa_features - an opaque object representing a set of AppArmor kernel features aa_features_new - create a new aa_features object based on a path aa_features_new_from_string - create a new aa_features object based on a string aa_features_new_from_kernel - create a new aa_features object based on the current kernel aa_features_ref - increments the ref count of an aa_features object aa_features_unref - decrements the ref count and frees the aa_features object when 0 aa_features_write_to_file - write a string representation of an aa_features object to a file aa_features_is_equal - equality test for two aa_features objects aa_features_supports - provides aa_features object support status


#include <sys/apparmor.h> typedef struct aa_features aa_features; int aa_features_new(aa_features **features, int dirfd, const char *path); int aa_features_new_from_string(aa_features **features, const char *string, size_t size); int aa_features_new_from_kernel(aa_features **features); aa_features *aa_features_ref(aa_features *features); void aa_features_unref(aa_features *features); int aa_features_write_to_file(aa_features *features, int dirfd, const char *path); bool aa_features_is_equal(aa_features *features1, aa_features *features2); bool aa_features_supports(aa_features *features, const char *str); Link with -lapparmor when compiling.


The aa_features object contains information about the AppArmor features supported by a kernel. The feature support information is based upon the files AppArmor represents in securityfs, which is typically found at /sys/kernel/security/apparmor/features/. That information may be parsed and turned into a string or flat file in order to represent a set of features of a kernel that is not currently running. The aa_features_new() function creates an aa_features object based upon a directory file descriptor and path. The path can point to a file or directory. See the openat(2) man page for examples of dirfd and path. The allocated features object must be freed using aa_features_unref(). The aa_features_new_from_string() function is similar except that it accepts a NUL- terminated string representation of the AppArmor features as the string argument. The length of the features string, not counting the NUL-terminator, must be specified as the size argument. The allocated features object must be freed using aa_features_unref(). The aa_features_new_from_kernel() function creates an aa_features object from the current running kernel. The allocated features object must be freed using aa_features_unref(). aa_features_ref() increments the reference count on the features object. aa_features_unref() decrements the reference count on the features object and releases all corresponding resources when the reference count reaches zero. The aa_features_write_to_file() function writes a string representation of the features object to the file specified by the dirfd and path combination. aa_features_is_equal() can be used to detect if the features1 and features2 objects are equal. The definition of equality is private to libapparmor and may be changed in ways that do not break backward compatibility. The aa_features_supports() function can be used to query the features object to determine if a feature is supported. The str argument should be equal to the path, relative to the "apparmor/features/" directory of securityfs, of the feature to query. For example, to test if policy version 6 is supported, str would be "policy/versions/v6".


The aa_features_new() family of functions return 0 on success and *features will point to an aa_features object that must be freed by aa_features_unref(). -1 is returned on error, with errno set appropriately, and *features will be set to NULL. aa_features_ref() returns the value of features. aa_features_write_to_file() returns 0 on success. -1 is returned on error, with errno set appropriately. aa_features_is_equal() returns true if features1 and features2 are equal and false if they are not equal. aa_features_supports() returns true if the feature represented by str is supported and false if it is not supported.


The errno value will be set according to the underlying error in the aa_features family of functions that return -1 on error.


All aa_features functions described above are present in libapparmor version 2.10 and newer. aa_features_unref() saves the value of errno when called and restores errno before exiting in libapparmor version 2.12 and newer.


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openat(2) and <>.
AppArmor 2.12 2018-09-27 aa_features(3)
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