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NAME ^

Socket::Netlink::Generic - interface to Linux's NETLINK_GENERIC netlink socket protocol

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Socket;
 use Socket::Netlink qw( :DEFAULT
    pack_nlmsghdr unpack_nlmsghdr pack_nlattrs unpack_nlattrs );
 use Socket::Netlink::Generic qw( :DEFAULT pack_genlmsghdr unpack_genlmsghdr );

 socket( my $sock, PF_NETLINK, SOCK_RAW, NETLINK_GENERIC ) or die "socket: $!";

 send( $sock, pack_nlmsghdr( NETLINK_GENERIC, NLM_F_REQUEST, 0, 0,
                 pack_genlmsghdr( CTRL_CMD_GETFAMILY, 0,
                    pack_nlattrs( CTRL_ATTR_FAMILY_NAME, "TASKSTATS\0" )
                 ),
              ),
    0 ) or die "send: $!";

 recv( $sock, my $buffer, 65536, 0 ) or die "recv: $!";

 my %attrs = unpack_nlattrs( 
               (unpack_genlmsghdr( (unpack_nlmsghdr $buffer )[4] ) )[2]
             );

 printf "TASKSTATS family ID is %d\n",
    unpack( "S", $attrs{CTRL_ATTR_FAMILY_ID()} );

DESCRIPTION ^

This module contains the low-level constants and structure handling functions required to use the NETLINK_GENERIC protocol of Linux's PF_NETLINK socket family. It is suggested to use the high-level object interface to this instead; see IO::Socket::Netlink::Generic.

CONSTANTS ^

The following sets of constants are exported:

The netlink protocol constant:

 NETLINK_GENERIC

Control commands:

 CTRL_CMD_NEWFAMILY    CTRL_CMD_DELFAMILY    CTRL_CMD_GETFAMILY
 CTRL_CMD_NEWOPS       CTRL_CMD_DELOPS       CTRL_CMD_GETOPS
 CTRL_CMD_NEWMCAST_GRP CTRL_CMD_DELMCAST_GRP CTRL_CMD_GETMCAST_GRP

Attribute IDs:

 CTRL_ATTR_FAMILY_ID    CTRL_ATTR_FAMILY_NAME CTRL_ATTR_VERSION
 CTRL_ATTR_HDRSIZE      CTRL_ATTR_MAXATTR     CTRL_ATTR_OPS
 CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GROUPS

Nested attribute IDs:

 CTRL_ATTR_OP_ID CTRL_ATTR_OP_FLAGS
 CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GRP_NAME CTRL_ATTR_MCAST_GRP_ID

Note that if the kernel headers are particularly old, not all of these constants may be available. If they are unavailable at compile time, no constant functions will be generated.

STRUCTURE FUNCTIONS ^

$buffer = pack_genlmsghdr( $cmd, $version, $body )

( $cmd, $version, $body ) = unpack_genlmsghdr( $buffer )

Pack or unpack a struct genlmsghdr and its payload body.

SEE ALSO ^

AUTHOR ^

Paul Evans <leonerd@leonerd.org.uk>

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