setaudproc - controls process level auditing for the current process
and its decendents
int setaudproc(int aflag);
setaudproc() controls process level auditing for the current process
and its decendents. It accomplishes this by setting or clearing the
u_audproc flag in the u area of the calling process. When this flag
is set, the system audits the process; when it is cleared, the process
is not audited. This call is restricted to super-users.
One of the following aflags must be used:
AUD_PROC Audit the calling process and its decendents.
AUD_CLEAR Do not audit the calling process and its
The u_audproc flag is inherited by the descendents of a process.
consequently, the effect of a call to setaudproc() is not limited to
the current process, but propagates to all its decendents as well.
For example, if setaudproc() is called with the AUD_PROC flag, all
subsequent audited system calls in the current process and its
descendents are audited until setaudproc() is called with the
Further, setaudproc() performs its action regardless of whether the
user executing the process has been selected to be audited or not.
For example, if setaudproc() is called with the AUD_PROC (or the
AUD_CLEAR) flag, all subsequent audited system calls will be audited
(or not audited), regardless of whether the user executing the process
has been selected for auditing or not.
Due to these features, setaudproc() should not be used in most self-
auditing applications. audswitch() should be used (see audswitch(2))
when the objective is to suspend auditing within a process without
affecting its decendents or overriding the user selection aspect of
the auditing system.
Upon successful completion, setaudproc() returns 0; otherwise, it
returns -1 and sets errno to indicate the error.
setaudproc() was developed by HP.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000
getaudproc(2), audswitch(2), audusr(1M), audevent(1M), audit(5).
Hewlett-Packard Company - 2 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000