[RFC] Making D-Bus suitable for being run early during boot

Lennart Poettering mzqohf at 0pointer.de
Fri Jul 9 13:55:47 PDT 2010

On Fri, 09.07.10 15:04, David Zeuthen (zeuthen at gmail.com) wrote:

> Hey,
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 2:58 PM, Havoc Pennington <hp at pobox.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Thought, couldn't the bus listen on two sockets? It may already work
> > if you just add another one to the config.
> Probably could - the spec change would be minimal, basically just
> change that the default address is
>   unix:abstract=/foo/bar;unix:path=/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket
> instead of just the latter.

Sounds good to me.

> Then again, maybe it would be better to just mandate that /var/run
> always need to be on tmpfs and rw (I think Ubuntu does this already).
> Then early user space can set it up as the very first thing and we
> won't have to worry about the security problems I've raised elsewhere.

Yes, we want /var/run on tmpfs, too. However, this doesn't fix the
problem here, since to mount /var/run we need to mount /var first. 


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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