1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

D-Bus Implementation Aiming For The Linux Kernel

Linux Kernel

Published on 08 February 2013 02:28 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
53 Comments

Greg Kroah-Hartman has confirmed he is working on an implementation of D-Bus for merging into the mainline Linux kernel.

GNOME developers and others have been after an implementation of D-Bus, an inter-process communication (IPC) message bus, for the Linux kernel. Last week at the GNOME Developer Hackfest in Belgium, developers reiterated their interest in having a D-Bus for the Linux kernel. Well known Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, who was also in Brussels for the developer event, confirmed he'll be working on a form of D-Bus for the Linux kernel.

In a blog post by Greg KH, he writes, "I'd like to confirm that yes [bringing D-Bus to the Linux kernel], this is true, but it's not going to be D-Bus like you know it today."

The goal of a D-Bus for the Linux kernel is to provide a reliable multi-cast and point-to-point messaging system within kernel-space that will work quickly and be secure. They also want a D-Bus library interface so existing D-Bus users work without ever knowing their D-Bus daemon was replaced.

This new implementation will be different from AF_BUS, the Linux kernel implementation for providing a low-latency high-speed D-Bus protocol on systems. AF_BUS patches were merged into the Linux 3.4 LTSI kernel, but this work is mainly for automotive Linux developers and will likely be replaced in the future with this new (and better) implementation.

There's no expressed idea at this time when the new D-Bus kernel code will materialize or be aimed for mainline inclusion.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux News
  1. Mesa 10.5.6 Brings Fixes All Over The Place
  2. NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver Is Moving Closer With Kernel Mode-Setting
  3. The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem
  4. Features Added To Mesa 10.6 For Open-Source GPU Drivers
  5. Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud
  6. Fedora Server 22 Benchmarks With XFS & The Linux 4.0 Kernel
  7. GCC 6 Gets Support For The IBM z13 Mainframe Server
  8. Fedora 22 Is Being Released Next Tuesday
  9. OpenWRT 15.05 Preparing Improved Security & Better Networking
  10. Using The New LLVM/Clang OpenMP Support
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. The Latest Features For Linux Performance Management + Benchmark Monitoring
  2. Noctua NH-U12DX i4 + NF-F12
  3. Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  4. The State Of Various Firefox Features
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. The Linux 4.0 Kernel Currently Has An EXT4 Corruption Issue
  2. The Linux 4.0 EXT4 RAID Corruption Bug Has Been Uncovered
  3. AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing
  4. Microsoft Open-Sources The Windows Communication Foundation
  5. Another HTTPS Vulnerability Rattles The Internet
  6. Systemd 220 Has Finally Been Released
  7. LibreOffice 5.0 Open-Source Office Suite Has Been Branched
  8. Will Ubuntu Linux Hit 200 Million Users This Year?