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authorStephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>2005-09-03 15:55:16 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@evo.osdl.org>2005-09-05 00:05:50 -0700
commit782ebb992ec20b5afdd5786ee8c2f1b58b631f24 (patch)
treeadf0af44fa591d803ec6b9ab7541ff3e5745dd93 /security/selinux/include
parent720d6c29e146e96cca858057469951e91e0e6850 (diff)
[PATCH] selinux: Reduce memory use by avtab
This patch improves memory use by SELinux by both reducing the avtab node size and reducing the number of avtab nodes. The memory savings are substantial, e.g. on a 64-bit system after boot, James Morris reported the following data for the targeted and strict policies: #objs objsize kernmem Targeted: Before: 237888 40 9.1MB After: 19968 24 468KB Strict: Before: 571680 40 21.81MB After: 221052 24 5.06MB The improvement in memory use comes at a cost in the speed of security server computations of access vectors, but these computations are only required on AVC cache misses, and performance measurements by James Morris using a number of benchmarks have shown that the change does not cause any significant degradation. Note that a rebuilt policy via an updated policy toolchain (libsepol/checkpolicy) is required in order to gain the full benefits of this patch, although some memory savings benefits are immediately applied even to older policies (in particular, the reduction in avtab node size). Sources for the updated toolchain are presently available from the sourceforge CVS tree (http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=21266), and tarballs are available from http://www.flux.utah.edu/~sds. Signed-off-by: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'security/selinux/include')
-rw-r--r--security/selinux/include/security.h3
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/security/selinux/include/security.h b/security/selinux/include/security.h
index 71c0a19c9753..5f016c98056f 100644
--- a/security/selinux/include/security.h
+++ b/security/selinux/include/security.h
@@ -23,10 +23,11 @@
#define POLICYDB_VERSION_NLCLASS 18
#define POLICYDB_VERSION_VALIDATETRANS 19
#define POLICYDB_VERSION_MLS 19
+#define POLICYDB_VERSION_AVTAB 20
/* Range of policy versions we understand*/
#define POLICYDB_VERSION_MIN POLICYDB_VERSION_BASE
-#define POLICYDB_VERSION_MAX POLICYDB_VERSION_MLS
+#define POLICYDB_VERSION_MAX POLICYDB_VERSION_AVTAB
#ifdef CONFIG_SECURITY_SELINUX_BOOTPARAM
extern int selinux_enabled;

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