dbus uses unix domain sockets - aren't they slow ?

sfora dim sfora.dim at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 15:31:24 PST 2008

hi all,

I read that dbus uses unix domain sockets as the (main) underlying IPC.

But - is Unix domain sockets fast ? isn't only the fact that you need
to pass it a path everytime u send something doesn' mean it is slow ?
doesn't that mean the kernel needs to parse this path which is awfully slow ?
e.g., msg queues don't need a path..

thank you,

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