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       seccomp_api_get, seccomp_api_set - Manage the libseccomp API level


       #include <seccomp.h>

       const unsigned int seccomp_api_get(void);
       int seccomp_api_set(unsigned int level);

       Link with -lseccomp.


       The  seccomp_api_get()  function  returns  an integer representing the functionality ("API
       level") provided by the current running kernel.   It  is  important  to  note  that  while
       seccomp_api_get()  can  be called multiple times, the kernel is only probed the first time
       to see what functionality is supported, all following calls to seccomp_api_get() return  a
       cached value.

       The  seccomp_api_set()  function  allows  callers  to  force the API level to the provided
       value; however, this is almost always a bad idea and use  of  this  function  is  strongly

       The different API level values are described below:

       0      Reserved value, not currently used.

       1      Base level support.

       2      The  SCMP_FLTATR_CTL_TSYNC  filter  attribute  is supported and libseccomp uses the
              seccomp(2) syscall to load the seccomp filter into the kernel.

       3      The SCMP_FLTATR_CTL_LOG filter attribute and the SCMP_ACT_LOG action are supported.


       The seccomp_api_get() function returns an integer representing the  supported  API  level.
       The seccomp_api_set() function returns zero on success, negative values on failure.


       #include <seccomp.h>

       int main(int argc, char *argv[])
            unsigned int api;

            api = seccomp_api_get();
            switch (api) {
            case 2:
                 /* ... */
                 /* ... */

            return 0;

            return -1;


       While  the  seccomp  filter  can be generated independent of the kernel, kernel support is
       required to load and enforce the seccomp filter generated by libseccomp.

       The libseccomp project site, with more information and the source code repository, can  be
       found  at   This  tool,  as well as the libseccomp
       library, is currently under development, please report any bugs at  the  project  site  or
       directly to the author.


       Paul Moore <>