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/* key-ui.h: key userspace interface stuff
* Copyright (C) 2004 Red Hat, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
* Written by David Howells (
* This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
* modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
* as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version
* 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
#ifndef _LINUX_KEY_UI_H
#define _LINUX_KEY_UI_H
#include <linux/key.h>
/* the key tree */
extern struct rb_root key_serial_tree;
extern spinlock_t key_serial_lock;
/* required permissions */
#define KEY_VIEW 0x01 /* require permission to view attributes */
#define KEY_READ 0x02 /* require permission to read content */
#define KEY_WRITE 0x04 /* require permission to update / modify */
#define KEY_SEARCH 0x08 /* require permission to search (keyring) or find (key) */
#define KEY_LINK 0x10 /* require permission to link */
#define KEY_SETATTR 0x20 /* require permission to change attributes */
#define KEY_ALL 0x3f /* all the above permissions */
* the keyring payload contains a list of the keys to which the keyring is
* subscribed
struct keyring_list {
struct rcu_head rcu; /* RCU deletion hook */
unsigned short maxkeys; /* max keys this list can hold */
unsigned short nkeys; /* number of keys currently held */
unsigned short delkey; /* key to be unlinked by RCU */
struct key *keys[0];
* check to see whether permission is granted to use a key in the desired way
extern int key_task_permission(const key_ref_t key_ref,
struct task_struct *context,
key_perm_t perm);
static inline int key_permission(const key_ref_t key_ref, key_perm_t perm)
return key_task_permission(key_ref, current, perm);
extern key_ref_t lookup_user_key(struct task_struct *context,
key_serial_t id, int create, int partial,
key_perm_t perm);
extern long join_session_keyring(const char *name);
extern struct key_type *key_type_lookup(const char *type);
extern void key_type_put(struct key_type *ktype);
#define key_negative_timeout 60 /* default timeout on a negative key's existence */
#endif /* _LINUX_KEY_UI_H */