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       seccomp_attr_set, seccomp_attr_get - Manage the seccomp filter attributes


       #include <seccomp.h>

       typedef void * scmp_filter_ctx;
       enum scmp_filter_attr;

       int seccomp_attr_set(scmp_filter_ctx ctx,
                            enum scmp_filter_attr attr, uint32_t value);
       int seccomp_attr_get(scmp_filter_ctx ctx,
                            enum scmp_filter_attr attr, uint32_t *value);

       Link with -lseccomp.


       The  seccomp_attr_set()  function  sets  the different seccomp filter attributes while the
       seccomp_attr_get() function fetches the filter attributes.  The seccomp filter  attributes
       are  tunable  values  that  affect how the library behaves when generating and loading the
       seccomp filter into the kernel.  The attributes are reset to their default values whenever
       the filter is initialized or reset via seccomp_filter_init(3) or seccomp_filter_reset(3).

       The filter context ctx is the value returned by the call to seccomp_init(3).

       Valid attr values are as follows:

              The  default  filter  action  as specified in the call to seccomp_filter_init(3) or
              seccomp_filter_reset(3).  This attribute is read-only.

              The filter action taken when the loaded filter does not match the  architecture  of
              the executing application.  Defaults to the SCMP_ACT_KILL action.

              A  flag  to  specify  if  the  NO_NEW_PRIVS  functionality should be enabled before
              loading the seccomp filter into the kernel.  Setting  this  to  off  (value  ==  0)
              results  in no action, meaning that loading the seccomp filter into the kernel will
              fail if CAP_SYS_ADMIN is missing and NO_NEW_PRIVS  has  not  been  externally  set.
              Defaults to on (value == 1).

              A  flag  to  specify if the kernel should attempt to synchronize the filters across
              all threads on seccomp_load(3).  If the kernel is unable to synchronize all of  the
              thread  then  the  load  operation will fail.  This flag is only available on Linux
              Kernel 3.17 or greater; attempting to enable this  flag  on  earlier  kernels  will
              result in an error being returned.  Defaults to off (value == 0).

              A  flag to specify if libseccomp should allow filter rules to be created for the -1
              syscall.  The -1 syscall value can be used by  tracer  programs  to  skip  specific
              syscall  invocations,  see seccomp(2) for more information.  Defaults to off (value
              == 0).

              A flag to specify if the kernel should log all filter actions taken except for  the
              SCMP_ACT_ALLOW action. Defaults to off (value == 0).

              A  flag  to disable Speculative Store Bypass mitigations for this filter.  Defaults
              to off (value == 0).

              A flag to specify the  optimization  level  of  the  seccomp  filter.   By  default
              libseccomp  generates  a  set  of  sequential  ´if´ statements for each rule in the
              filter.  seccomp_syscall_priority(3) can be used to prioritize the  order  for  the
              default cause.  The binary tree optimization sorts by syscall numbers and generates
              consistent O(log n) filter traversal for every rule in the filter.  The binary tree
              may  be  advantageous  for large filters.  Note that seccomp_syscall_priority(3) is
              ignored when SCMP_FLTATR_CTL_OPTIMIZE == 2.

              The different optimization levels are described below:

              0      Reserved value, not currently used.

              1      Rules sorted by priority and complexity (DEFAULT).

              2      Binary tree sorted by syscall number.

              A flag to specify if libseccomp should pass system error codes back to  the  caller
              instead of the default -ECANCELED.  Defaults to off (value == 0).


       Returns zero on success or one of the following error codes on failure:

              Setting the attribute with the given value is not allowed.

              The attribute does not exist.

              Invalid input, either the context or architecture token is invalid.

              The library doesn't support the particular operation.


       #include <seccomp.h>

       int main(int argc, char *argv[])
            int rc = -1;
            scmp_filter_ctx ctx;

            ctx = seccomp_init(SCMP_ACT_ALLOW);
            if (ctx == NULL)
                 goto out;

            /* ... */

            rc = seccomp_attr_set(ctx, SCMP_FLTATR_ACT_BADARCH, SCMP_ACT_TRAP);
            if (rc < 0)
                 goto out;

            /* ... */

            return -rc;


       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 <>


       seccomp_init(3), seccomp_reset(3), seccomp_load(3), seccomp(2)