[Ksummit-2012-discuss] Proposed discussion: Kernelising D-BUS

David Howells dhowells at redhat.com
Thu Jun 21 19:16:20 UTC 2012

I propose that D-BUS should be done by the kernel rather than by a userspace
daemon.  The problem is that how does the userspace daemon handle security?
How does it guarantee to a packet recipient who the author of a message was?

Further, if service management gets kernelised and D-BUS is selected for
message passing, how does the kernel interact with it?

Now, it's entirely possible that the security requirements are at least
partially solved.  Possibly by putting labels on endpoints or using wibbly bits
of AF_UNIX black magic.


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