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NAME

       sd_event_add_child, sd_event_add_child_pidfd, sd_event_source_get_child_pid,
       sd_event_source_get_child_pidfd, sd_event_source_get_child_pidfd_own,
       sd_event_source_set_child_pidfd_own, sd_event_source_get_child_process_own,
       sd_event_source_set_child_process_own, sd_event_source_send_child_signal,
       sd_event_child_handler_t - Add a child process state change event source to an event loop

SYNOPSIS

       #include <systemd/sd-event.h>

       typedef struct sd_event_source sd_event_source;

       typedef int (*sd_event_child_handler_t)(sd_event_source *s, const siginfo_t *si,
                                               void *userdata);

       int sd_event_add_child(sd_event *event, sd_event_source **source, pid_t pid, int options,
                              sd_event_child_handler_t handler, void *userdata);

       int sd_event_add_child_pidfd(sd_event *event, sd_event_source **source, int pidfd,
                                    int options, sd_event_child_handler_t handler,
                                    void *userdata);

       int sd_event_source_get_child_pid(sd_event_source *source, pid_t *pid);

       int sd_event_source_get_child_pidfd(sd_event_source *source);

       int sd_event_source_get_child_pidfd_own(sd_event_source *source);

       int sd_event_source_set_child_pidfd_own(sd_event_source *source, int own);

       int sd_event_source_get_child_process_own(sd_event_source *source);

       int sd_event_source_set_child_process_own(sd_event_source *source, int own);

       int sd_event_source_send_child_signal(sd_event_source *source, int sig,
                                             const siginfo_t *info, unsigned flags);

DESCRIPTION

       sd_event_add_child() adds a new child process state change event source to an event loop.
       The event loop object is specified in the event parameter, the event source object is
       returned in the source parameter. The pid parameter specifies the PID of the process to
       watch, which must be a direct child process of the invoking process. The handler must
       reference a function to call when the process changes state. The handler function will be
       passed the userdata pointer, which may be chosen freely by the caller. The handler also
       receives a pointer to a siginfo_t structure containing information about the child process
       event. The options parameter determines which state changes will be watched for. It must
       contain an OR-ed mask of WEXITED (watch for the child process terminating), WSTOPPED
       (watch for the child process being stopped by a signal), and WCONTINUED (watch for the
       child process being resumed by a signal). See waitid(2) for further information.

       Only a single handler may be installed for a specific child process. The handler is
       enabled for a single event (SD_EVENT_ONESHOT), but this may be changed with
       sd_event_source_set_enabled(3). If the handler function returns a negative error code, it
       will be disabled after the invocation, even if the SD_EVENT_ON mode was requested before.

       To destroy an event source object use sd_event_source_unref(3), but note that the event
       source is only removed from the event loop when all references to the event source are
       dropped. To make sure an event source does not fire anymore, even when there's still a
       reference to it kept, consider setting the event source to SD_EVENT_OFF with
       sd_event_source_set_enabled(3).

       The SIGCHLD signal must be blocked in all threads before this function is called (using
       sigprocmask(2) or pthread_sigmask(3)).

       If the second parameter of sd_event_add_child() is passed as NULL no reference to the
       event source object is returned. In this case the event source is considered "floating",
       and will be destroyed implicitly when the event loop itself is destroyed.

       Note that the handler function is invoked at a time where the child process is not reaped
       yet (and thus still is exposed as a zombie process by the kernel). However, the child will
       be reaped automatically after the function returns. Child processes for which no child
       process state change event sources are installed will not be reaped by the event loop
       implementation.

       If both a child process state change event source and a SIGCHLD signal event source is
       installed in the same event loop, the configured event source priorities decide which
       event source is dispatched first. If the signal handler is processed first, it should
       leave the child processes for which child process state change event sources are installed
       unreaped.

       sd_event_add_child_pidfd() is similar to sd_event_add_child() but takes a file descriptor
       referencing the process ("pidfd") instead of the numeric PID. A suitable file descriptor
       may be acquired via pidfd_open(2) and related calls. The passed file descriptor is not
       closed when the event source is freed again, unless sd_event_source_set_child_pidfd_own()
       is used to turn this behaviour on. Note that regardless which of sd_event_add_child() and
       sd_event_add_child_pidfd() is used for allocating an event source, the watched process has
       to be a direct child process of the invoking process. Also in both cases SIGCHLD has to be
       blocked in the invoking process.

       sd_event_source_get_child_pid() retrieves the configured PID of a child process state
       change event source created previously with sd_event_add_child(). It takes the event
       source object as the source parameter and a pointer to a pid_t variable to return the
       process ID in.

       sd_event_source_get_child_pidfd() retrieves the file descriptor referencing the watched
       process ("pidfd") if this functionality is available. On kernels that support the concept
       the event loop will make use of pidfds to watch child processes, regardless if the
       individual event sources are allocated via sd_event_add_child() or
       sd_event_add_child_pidfd(). If the latter call was used to allocate the event source, this
       function returns the file descriptor used for allocation. On kernels that do not support
       the pidfd concept this function will fail with EOPNOTSUPP. This call takes the event
       source object as the source parameter and returns the numeric file descriptor.

       sd_event_source_get_child_pidfd_own() may be used to query whether the pidfd the event
       source encapsulates shall be closed when the event source is freed. This function returns
       zero if the pidfd shall be left open, and positive if it shall be closed automatically. By
       default this setting defaults to on if the event source was allocated via
       sd_event_add_child() and off if it was allocated via sd_event_add_child_pidfd(). The
       sd_event_source_set_child_pidfd_own() function may be used to change the setting and takes
       a boolean parameter with the new setting.

       sd_event_source_get_child_process_own() may be used to query whether the process the event
       source watches shall be killed (with SIGKILL) and reaped when the event source is freed.
       This function returns zero if the process shell be left running, and positive if it shall
       be killed and reaped automatically. By default this setting defaults to off. The
       sd_event_source_set_child_process_own() function may be used to change the setting and
       takes a boolean parameter with the new setting. Note that currently if the calling process
       is terminated abnormally the watched process might survive even thought the event source
       ceases to exist. This behaviour might change eventually.

       sd_event_source_send_child_signal() may be used to send a UNIX signal to the watched
       process. If the pidfd concept is supported in the kernel, this is implemented via
       pidfd_send_signal(2) and otherwise via rt_sigqueueinfo(2) (or via kill(2) in case info is
       NULL). The specified parameters match those of these underlying system calls, except that
       the info is never modified (and is thus declared constant). Like for the underlying system
       calls, the flags parameter currently must be zero.

RETURN VALUE

       On success, these functions return 0 or a positive integer. On failure, they return a
       negative errno-style error code.

   Errors
       Returned errors may indicate the following problems:

       -ENOMEM
           Not enough memory to allocate an object.

       -EINVAL
           An invalid argument has been passed. This includes specifying an empty mask in options
           or a mask which contains values different than a combination of WEXITED, WSTOPPED, and
           WCONTINUED.

       -EBUSY
           A handler is already installed for this child process, or SIGCHLD is not blocked.

       -ESTALE
           The event loop is already terminated.

       -ECHILD
           The event loop has been created in a different process.

       -EDOM
           The passed event source is not a child process event source.

       -EOPNOTSUPP
           A pidfd was requested but the kernel does not support this concept.

NOTES

       These APIs are implemented as a shared library, which can be compiled and linked to with
       the libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.

SEE ALSO

       systemd(1), sd-event(3), sd_event_new(3), sd_event_now(3), sd_event_add_io(3),
       sd_event_add_time(3), sd_event_add_signal(3), sd_event_add_inotify(3),
       sd_event_add_defer(3), sd_event_source_set_enabled(3), sd_event_source_set_priority(3),
       sd_event_source_set_userdata(3), sd_event_source_set_description(3),
       sd_event_source_set_floating(3), waitid(2), sigprocmask(2), pthread_sigmask(3),
       pidfd_open(2), pidfd_send_signal(2), rt_sigqueueinfo(2), kill(2)