[INFO] New benchmark on SELINUX and Fedora 15 from Phoronix

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Thu Jun 23 13:52:21 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:58:22PM +0200, yersinia wrote:
> Perhaps it is of interest to this list that Phonorix has produced a new
> benchmark about the performance impact of SELinux on
> Fedora 15. Look very good
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=fedora_15_selinux&num=2.

Spoiler: negligible impact in gaming, compression, media conversion,
multithreaded IO, and SQL tests; 5% hit for a mail server and 11% for
a simple web server benchmark.

Since those network services are where SELinux brings a huge benefit, I
think the overal takeaway is "yay SELinux!"

Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>
Senior Systems Architect -- Instructional & Research Computing Services
Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

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