[zeromq-dev] RE : AF_BUS for efficient 1:M IPC comms

Martin Lucina martin at lucina.net
Tue Feb 19 12:08:21 CET 2013

sustrik at 250bpm.com said:
> On 23/01/13 09:44, DEBROUX Lionel wrote:
> >> http://lwn.net/Articles/504722/
> > Sadly, while it has some clear use cases, AF_BUS is not part of the
> > mainline kernel, it remains an out-of-tree patch...
> > It was added to a patched third-party 3.4.x kernel yesterday, as part
> > of the LTSI (used only by a tiny minority):
> > https://lwn.net/Articles/533534/ . That might speed up the inclusion
> > of AF_BUS to mainline, only time will tell.
> IIRC, this is part of the DBus-in-kernel saga.
> What's important is that it shows that there a real need for messaging 
> on kernel level.
>  From my perspective, it would be nice to have a ZeroMQ-like one in the 
> Linux kernel. There's an initial implementation here:
> https://github.com/250bpm/linux/tree/sp-linux
> However, more work would be needed to make it fully functional and 
> eventually get it into mainline kernel.

Also, more recently, this:


You might want to get in touch with greg k-h about his plans. At the very
least, maybe he can be inspired by the ZeroMQ/XS/nanomsg APIs.


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