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audwrite(2)							   audwrite(2)

       audwrite() - write an audit record for a self-auditing process

       is  called by self-auditing processes, which are capable of turning off
       the regular auditing using the system call (see audswitch(2)) and doing
       higher-level  auditing  on  their own.  is restricted to users with the

       checks to see if the auditing system is on and the calling process  and
       the  event  specified  are being audited.  If these conditions are met,
       writes the audit record pointed to by audrec_p into  the	 audit	trail.
       The  record consists of an audit record body and a header with the fol‐
       lowing fields:

	      /* Date/time (tv_sec of timeval) */
	      /* Process ID */
	      /* Success/failure */
	      /* Event being audited */
	      /* Length of variant part */

       The body contains additional information	 about	the  high-level	 audit
       event.	The  header  fields  and are specified by the calling process.
       fills in and fields with the correct values.  this is  done  to	reduce
       the  risk  of  forgery.	Beginning with 11i version 3 release, converts
       the record into a different format before writing it into  the  current
       audit trail.

   Security Restrictions
       Some or all of the actions associated with this system call require the
       privilege.  Processes owned by the superuser have this privilege.  Pro‐
       cesses  owned by other users may have this privilege, depending on sys‐
       tem configuration.  See privileges(5) for more information about privi‐
       leged access on systems that support fine-grained privileges.

       If the write is successful, a value of is returned.  Otherwise, a value
       of is returned and is set to indicate the reason for the failure.

       fails if one of the following is true:

	      The caller does not possess the

	      The event number in the audit record is invalid.

       If causes a file space overflow, the calling process might be suspended
       until  the file space is cleaned up.  However, a returned call with the
       return value of indicates that the audit record has  been  successfully

       was developed by HP.

       audswitch(2), audit(4), privileges(5).


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