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

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Wed Jan 23 13:43:50 CET 2013

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:


However, more work would be needed to make it fully functional and 
eventually get it into mainline kernel.


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