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avc_cache_stats

Section: SELinux API documentation (3) Updated: 27 May 2004
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NAME

avc_cache_stats, avc_av_stats, avc_sid_stats - obtain userspace SELinux AVC statistics.  

SYNOPSIS

#include <selinux/selinux.h>

#include <selinux/avc.h>

void avc_av_stats(void);

void avc_sid_stats(void);

void avc_cache_stats(struct avc_cache_stats *stats);  

DESCRIPTION

The userspace AVC maintains two internal hash tables, one to store security ID's and one to cache access decisions.

avc_av_stats and avc_sid_stats produce log messages indicating the status of the access decision and SID tables, respectively. The messages contain the number of entries in the table, number of hash buckets and number of buckets used, and maximum number of entries in a single bucket.

avc_cache_stats populates a structure whose fields reflect cache activity:

struct avc_cache_stats {
    unsigned  entry_lookups;
    unsigned  entry_hits;
    unsigned  entry_misses;
    unsigned  entry_discards;
    unsigned  cav_lookups;
    unsigned  cav_hits;
    unsigned  cav_probes;
    unsigned  cav_misses;
};

entry_lookups
Number of queries made.
entry_hits
Number of times a decision was found in the aeref argument.
entry_misses
Number of times a decision was not found in the aeref argument.
entry_discards
Number of times a decision was not found in the aeref argument and the aeref argument was non-NULL.
cav_lookups
Number of cache lookups.
cav_hits
Number of cache hits.
cav_misses
Number of cache misses.
cav_probes
Number of entries examined while searching the cache.

 

NOTES

When the cache is flushed as a result of a call to avc_reset or a policy change notification, the statistics returned by avc_cache_stats are reset to zero. The SID table, however, is left unchanged.

When a policy change notification is received, a call to avc_av_stats is made before the cache is flushed.

 

AUTHOR

Eamon Walsh <ewalsh@tycho.nsa.gov>

 

SEE ALSO

avc_init(3), avc_has_perm(3), avc_context_to_sid(3), avc_add_callback(3) selinux(8)


 

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