Commit 044aea9b authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds
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selinux: de-crapify avc cache stat code generation

You can turn off the avc cache stats, but distributions seem to not do
that (perhaps because several performance tuning how-to's talk about the
avc cache statistics).

Which is sad, because the code it generates is truly horrendous, with
the statistics update being sandwitched between get_cpu/put_cpu which in
turn causes preemption disables etc.  We're talking ten+ instructions
just to increment a per-cpu variable in some pretty hot code.

Fix the craziness by just using 'this_cpu_inc()' instead.  Suddenly we
only need a single 'inc' instruction to increment the statistics.  This
is quite noticeable in the incredibly hot avc_has_perm_noaudit()
function (which triggers all the statistics by virtue of doing an
avc_lookup() call).
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 39ab05c8
......@@ -38,11 +38,7 @@
#define avc_cache_stats_incr(field) \
do { \
per_cpu(avc_cache_stats, get_cpu()).field++; \
put_cpu(); \
} while (0)
#define avc_cache_stats_incr(field) this_cpu_inc(avc_cache_stats.field)
#define avc_cache_stats_incr(field) do {} while (0)
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