seccomp: Don't special case audited processes when logging

Seccomp logging for "handled" actions such as RET_TRAP, RET_TRACE, or
RET_ERRNO can be very noisy for processes that are being audited. This
patch modifies the seccomp logging behavior to treat processes that are
being inspected via the audit subsystem the same as processes that
aren't under inspection. Handled actions will no longer be logged just
because the process is being inspected via the audit subsystem.
Applications have the ability to request logging of handled actions by
using the SECCOMP_FILTER_FLAG_LOG flag when loading seccomp filters.

With this patch, the logic for deciding if an action will be logged is:

  if action == RET_ALLOW:
    do not log
  else if action not in actions_logged:
    do not log
  else if action == RET_KILL:
  else if action == RET_LOG:
  else if filter-requests-logging:
    do not log

Reported-by: Steve Grubb <>
Signed-off-by: Tyler Hicks <>
4 files changed