An idea for a newbie project: Wayland protocol dumper
neil at linux.intel.com
Wed Apr 9 05:52:26 PDT 2014
I think this could be really useful. I've struggled a few times trying
to filter the output from WAYLAND_DEBUG=server when I only want to know
about a particular client.
Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> writes:
> - Some messages carry file descriptors. Is it possible to write a
> proxy without having the protocol definition (XML files) needed to
> decode the messages? If not, the dumper won't work for unknown
> protocol extensions.
The file descriptors come out-of-band as ‘control data’. Presumably we
could make the tracer always read the control data when it reads from
the socket and if it sees a file descriptor it can just pass it on
without having to understand the protocol.
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