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diff --git a/Documentation/keys.txt b/Documentation/keys.txt
index b22e7c8d059a..4afe03a58c5b 100644
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+++ b/Documentation/keys.txt
@@ -361,6 +361,8 @@ The main syscalls are:
/sbin/request-key will be invoked in an attempt to obtain a key. The
callout_info string will be passed as an argument to the program.
+ See also Documentation/keys-request-key.txt.
+
The keyctl syscall functions are:
@@ -533,8 +535,8 @@ The keyctl syscall functions are:
(*) Read the payload data from a key:
- key_serial_t keyctl(KEYCTL_READ, key_serial_t keyring, char *buffer,
- size_t buflen);
+ long keyctl(KEYCTL_READ, key_serial_t keyring, char *buffer,
+ size_t buflen);
This function attempts to read the payload data from the specified key
into the buffer. The process must have read permission on the key to
@@ -555,9 +557,9 @@ The keyctl syscall functions are:
(*) Instantiate a partially constructed key.
- key_serial_t keyctl(KEYCTL_INSTANTIATE, key_serial_t key,
- const void *payload, size_t plen,
- key_serial_t keyring);
+ long keyctl(KEYCTL_INSTANTIATE, key_serial_t key,
+ const void *payload, size_t plen,
+ key_serial_t keyring);
If the kernel calls back to userspace to complete the instantiation of a
key, userspace should use this call to supply data for the key before the
@@ -576,8 +578,8 @@ The keyctl syscall functions are:
(*) Negatively instantiate a partially constructed key.
- key_serial_t keyctl(KEYCTL_NEGATE, key_serial_t key,
- unsigned timeout, key_serial_t keyring);
+ long keyctl(KEYCTL_NEGATE, key_serial_t key,
+ unsigned timeout, key_serial_t keyring);
If the kernel calls back to userspace to complete the instantiation of a
key, userspace should use this call mark the key as negative before the
@@ -688,6 +690,8 @@ payload contents" for more information.
If successful, the key will have been attached to the default keyring for
implicitly obtained request-key keys, as set by KEYCTL_SET_REQKEY_KEYRING.
+ See also Documentation/keys-request-key.txt.
+
(*) When it is no longer required, the key should be released using: