Bug 175366 - audit performance enhancement patches
audit performance enhancement patches
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Viro
Brian Brock
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Blocks: RHEL4U4Audit
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Reported: 2005-12-09 10:11 EST by Linda Wang
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-01-04 08:50:15 EST
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patch to help performance in logging path (3.35 KB, patch)
2005-12-09 11:27 EST, Steve Grubb
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Description Linda Wang 2005-12-09 10:11:12 EST
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Description of problem:
Performance issues with audit. With audit, we need to convert all the hook
functions to use an inline function that checks audit_enable and calls the
real audit function only if needed.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot the kernel
2.turn audit on

Actual Results:  performance degrade drametically

Expected Results:  performance not degrade as much.

Additional info:
Comment 2 Steve Grubb 2005-12-09 11:27:36 EST
Created attachment 122079 [details]
patch to help performance in logging path

This patch also avoids some uneccessary variable initialization code.
Comment 3 Steve Grubb 2005-12-09 11:37:23 EST
There was also a technique worked out on the audit mail list to stub the hook
functions with inline functions and call the real audit function if audit is
enabled. It can be found here:


This code has not been developed. It needs to be since its a simple optimization.

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