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       keyctl_read - read a key


       #include <keyutils.h>

       long keyctl_read(key_serial_t key, char *buffer, size_t buflen);

       long keyctl_read_alloc(key_serial_t key, void **_buffer);


       keyctl_read() reads the payload of a key if the key type supports it.

       The caller must have read permission on a key to be able to read it.

       buffer  and  buflen specify the buffer into which the payload data will be placed.  If the
       buffer is too small, then the full size of the payload will be returned, and the  contents
       of the buffer may be overwritten in some undefined way.

       keyctl_read_alloc()  is  similar  to  keyctl_read()  except that it allocates a buffer big
       enough to hold the payload data and places the data in it.  If successful,  a  pointer  to
       the buffer is placed in *_buffer.  The caller must free the buffer.

       keyctl_read_alloc()  adds  a NUL character after the data it retrieves, though this is not
       counted in the size value it returns.


       This call can be used to list the contents of a keyring.  The data  is  presented  to  the
       user  as  an array of key_serial_t values, each of which corresponds to a key to which the
       keyring holds a link.

       The size of the keyring will be sizeof(key_serial_t) multiplied by  the  number  of  keys.
       The  size  of  key_serial_t  is  invariant  across  different word sizes, though the byte-
       ordering is as appropriate for the kernel.


       On success keyctl_read() returns the amount of data placed into the buffer.  If the buffer
       was  too small, then the size of buffer required will be returned, and the contents of the
       buffer may have been overwritten in some undefined way.

       On success keyctl_read_alloc() returns the amount of data in the buffer.

       On error, both functions set errno to an appropriate code and return the value -1.


       ENOKEY The key specified is invalid.

              The key specified has expired.

              The key specified had been revoked.

       EACCES The key exists, but is not readable by the calling process.

              The key type does not support reading of the payload data.


       This is a library function that can be found in  libkeyutils.   When  linking,  -lkeyutils
       should be specified to the linker.


       keyctl(1), add_key(2), keyctl(2), request_key(2), keyctl(3), keyrings(7), keyutils(7)