[patch] dbus system activation

Ralf Habacker ralf.habacker at freenet.de
Wed Jun 13 13:46:55 PDT 2007

Richard Hughes schrieb:
> Introduction:
> The dbus-daemon runs as the dbus user, and is therefore unprivileged.
> Earlier attempts [1] by David Zeuthen at launching system daemons using
> a custom DBUS protocol were reviewed, but deemed too difficult to audit,
> and also due to a multi-threaded design, too difficult to test. In the
> next few paragraphs I will outline a simpler setuid approach for
> launching daemons as a configured user.
> Scope:
> Launching programs using dbus has been a topic of interest for many
> months. This would allow simple systems to only start services that are
> needed, and that are automatically started only when first requested.
> This removes the need for an init system, and means that we can
> trivially startup services in parallel. This has immediate pressing need
> for OLPC, with a longer term evaluation for perhaps Fedora and RHEL.
Is this patch unix only or would it be usefull on windows too ? If so I 
suggest to design it portable.


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