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

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Thu Jun 21 22:49:01 UTC 2012


On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 08:16:20PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> 
> 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.

There already have been patches proposed that do just this on the netdev
list, and I know there are people working on cleaning them up to use the
AF_UNIX stuff and get them submitted.

So perhaps you might want to work with those developers on this?

thanks,

greg k-h


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