NAMEaudit - commit BSM audit record to audit log
SYNOPSIS#include <bsm/audit.h> int audit(const char *record, u_int length);
DESCRIPTIONThe audit() system call submits a completed BSM audit record to the system audit log. The record argument is a pointer to the specific event to be recorded and length is the size in bytes of the data to be written.
RETURN VALUESUpon successful completion, the value 0 is returned; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
ERRORSThe audit() system call will fail and the data never written if: [EFAULT] The record argument is beyond the allocated address space of the process. [EINVAL] The token ID is invalid or length is larger than MAXAUDITDATA. [EPERM] The process does not have sufficient permission to complete the operation.
SEE ALSOauditon(2), getaudit(2), getaudit_addr(2), getauid(2), setaudit(2), setaudit_addr(2), setauid(2), libbsm(3)
HISTORYThe OpenBSM implementation was created by McAfee Research, the security division of McAfee Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. in 2004. It was subsequently adopted by the TrustedBSD Project as the foundation for the OpenBSM distribution.
AUTHORSThis software was created by McAfee Research, the security research division of McAfee, Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. Additional authors include Wayne Salamon, Robert Watson, and SPARTA Inc. The Basic Security Module (BSM) interface to audit records and audit event stream format were defined by Sun Microsystems. This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes <trhodes@FreeBSD.org>.
BUGSThe FreeBSD kernel does not fully validate that the argument passed is syntactically valid BSM. Submitting invalid audit records may corrupt the audit log. AUDIT(2)