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THREAD KEYRING(7)	     Kernel key management	     THREAD KEYRING(7)

NAME
       thread keyring - Per-thread keyring

DESCRIPTION
       The  thread  keyring  is	 a  keyring used to anchor keys on behalf of a
       process.	 It is only created when a thread requests it.

       A special serial number value, KEY_SPEC_THREAD_KEYRING, is defined that
       can  be	used  in  lieu of the calling thread's thread keyring's actual
       serial number.

       From the keyctl utility, '@t' can be used instead of a numeric  key  ID
       in  much	 the  same  way, but as keyctl is a program run after forking,
       this is of no utility.

       Thread keyrings are not inherited across clone()	 and  are  cleared  by
       execve().  A thread keyring is destroyed when the thread that refers to
       it exits.

       If a thread doesn't have a thread keyring when it is accessed, then the
       thread keyring will be created if the keyring is to be modified, otherÔÇÉ
       wise error ENOKEY will be issued.

SEE ALSO
       keyctl(1),
       keyctl(3),
       keyrings(7),
       process-keyring(7),
       session-keyring(7),
       user-keyring(7),
       user-session-keyring(7)
       persistent-keyring(7)

Linux				  20 Feb 2014		     THREAD KEYRING(7)
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