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Object Labeling

The segment SID for any piece of mapped physical memory is readily available, since it is computed when a virtual-to-physical address translation is created and is stored along with that translation. As the address translation must be obtained at object creation time anyway, the additional cost of labeling is minimal. We verified this by measuring the cost to create the simplest kernel object in both Fluke and Flask, showing the worst case overhead. Flask added 1% to the operation (3.62 versus 3.66 µ s).

Stephen D. Smalley