Benchmarking The Performance Overhead To LKRG 0.8 For Better Security

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 1 July 2020 at 01:49 PM EDT. Page 4 of 4. 5 Comments.

The LevelDB key-value store developed by Google and used by software like Chrome can see some performance implications as well with LKRG running.

SQLite's impact was quite small.

The Inkscape performance took a minor hit from the added protections.

Obviously when benchmarking operating system primitives there is a pronounced difference with LKRG loaded, but fortunately doesn't translate into the real-world workloads.

For most workloads especially for conventional Linux desktop use-cases, LKRG 0.8 provides added protection without much of a real-world performance penalty. Mostly just in heavy I/O areas like compiling large code-bases or relying upon any database software, etc, would you likely notice a difference while gaming, web browsing, and other areas saw minimal impact. Those wanting to dig through the 119 benchmarks in full can find them via Those wanting to learn more about LKRG can do so at

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