d-bus vs other interprocess communication system
thiago at kde.org
Fri Jun 6 12:17:12 PDT 2008
Noah Kantrowitz wrote:
>> D-Bus was not designed for high-throughput low-latency transfers. For
>> instance, I would not recommend using D-Bus to transfer window pixmaps
>> to a frame buffer server (30 fps @ 640x480 = 8.8 MB/s). For that, a
>> shared memory is probably better, or transferring directly to VRAM.
>> Actually, even for a data download, where the latency isn't of issue,
>> I wouldn't recommend D-Bus, but a dedicated channel.
>> D-Bus is good for short, structured messages, point to point or point
>> to multipoint.
>But it can be handy to use DBus to do autodiscovery and negotiation for
>those other channels.
Think of an FTP connection: there's a control channel and there's a
high-speed data channel. D-Bus is suited for that control channel.
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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