Introduction to libseccomp

The libseccomp package provides an easy to use and platform independent interface to the Linux kernel's syscall filtering mechanism.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.2 platform.

Package Information

libseccomp Dependencies


Which-2.21 (needed for tests), Valgrind-3.19.0, Cython (for python bindings), and LCOV

User Notes:

Installation of libseccomp

Install libseccomp by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-python: this switch is needed to build python bindings if Cython is installed.


Installed Program: scmp_sys_resolver
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is used to resolve system calls for applications

contains API functions for translating syscalls