max message size ?

Havoc Pennington hp at
Fri Feb 25 10:34:51 PST 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 18:41 +0100, Bart Vanherck wrote:
> the question being raised here, in the subject is important for me too. 
> What is the maximum message size that I can send via this system. I am 
> defining a system that has some processes, but this system handles huge 
> bunches of data, so the maximum size if for me important to know.

The max size of a single message is a #define in dbus-protocol.h. If you
have something larger, you would break it into multiple messages.

> Another question is the maximum timings that I can expect . I did see a 
> question in the FAQ about this, but no real answer in the fact of a 
> message is taken x microseconds or so. Anyone knows about this ?

This isn't a realtime system, there are no timing guarantees. The rough
time is about 4x slower than raw sockets at the moment.


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