[systemd-devel] Compatibility between D-Bus and kdbus

Lennart Poettering mzqohf at 0pointer.de
Tue Nov 25 16:36:28 PST 2014

On Wed, 26.11.14 00:46, David Herrmann (dh.herrmann at gmail.com) wrote:

> Custom endpoints do _not_ create new buses. Really. You could create a
> custom bus and use it for just 2 connections, but then you could also
> just use socketpair(2). Note that there was some discussion on
> "anonymous buses", which would allow to create such buses on the fly.
> But again, this will not be part of the initial kdbus draft. If anyone
> cares, submit it as patches once kdbus is upstream.

I gave up on the anonymous bus idea btw. With the current
kdbusfs-based approach creating a bus is so cheap that the benefit of
being anonymous is realy gone. We can implement a scheme like this
fully in userspace now, by simply using a randomized bus name... 


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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