Re: AF_BUS socket address family
From: Chris Friesen
Date: Mon Jul 02 2012 - 00:50:01 EST
On 06/29/2012 05:18 PM, David Miller wrote:
From: Vincent Sanders<vincent.sanders@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 00:12:37 +0100
I had hoped you would have at least read the opening list where II had hoped that you had read the part we told you last time where
outlined the underlying features which explain why none of the
existing IPC match the requirements.
we explained why multicast and "reliable delivery" are fundamentally
We are not creating a full address family in the kernel which exists
for one, and only one, specific and difficult user.
For what it's worth, the company I work for (and a number of other
companies) currently use an out-of-tree datagram multicast messaging
protocol family based on AF_UNIX.
If AF_BUS were to be accepted, it would be essentially trivial for us to
port our existing userspace messaging library to use it instead of our
current protocol family, and we would almost certainly do so.
I'd love to see AF_BUS go in.
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