Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Feb 2013 02:04 UTC, submitted by ac
Linux "Both of these articles allude to the fact that I'm working on putting the D-Bus protocol into the kernel, in order to help achieve these larger goals of proper IPC for applications. And I'd like to confirm that yes, this is true, but it's not going to be D-Bus like you know it today. Our goal (and I use 'goal' in a very rough term, I have 8 pages of scribbled notes describing what we want to try to implement here), is to provide a reliable multicast and point-to-point messaging system for the kernel, that will work quickly and securely. On top of this kernel feature, we will try to provide a 'libdbus' interface that allows existing D-Bus users to work without ever knowing the D-Bus daemon was replaced on their system."
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RE[2]: Finally!
by butters on Sat 9th Feb 2013 23:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally!"
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I should have said "execution units" instead of processes. Obviously multithreading is an improvement over multiprocessing, and multiplexing coroutines on a non-blocking thread pool is an improvement over multithreading.

But an in-kernel message bus would still ease the implementation and accelerate the performance of a modern concurrent runtime platform such as Go, whose channel type would map nicely to AF_BUS.

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