Off-topic: D-Bus in the kernel

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Mon Sep 20 02:30:26 PDT 2010

On 17 September 2010 18:52, Ray Strode <halfline at> wrote:
> In theory if this was handled on the kernel side it could set the
> login uid properly on the activated process instead of using the login
> uid of the bus daemon.

I'm not sure this makes sense, as packagekitd can be auto-started by
user 'bob' and then used to install a package, and then user 'sally'
can use the same daemon instance to remove a package. The daemon only
quits after 10 seconds of idleness.

Requiring system-activated daemon to quit after ever user action would
demolish performance IMHO.


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