[lsb-discuss] DBus for LSB scoping research

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Thu Apr 19 11:19:19 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 2:31 AM, Denis Silakov <dsilakov at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 04/18/2012 06:56 PM, Robert Schweikert wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've have some preliminary results for DBus integration.
>> libdbus has 333 interfaces marked as GLOBAL, all of these appear to be
>> fair game for ISVs. There's no ranking in order of importance. However, I
>> have received somewhat mixed signal on whether or not we should concentrate
>> on libdbus at all. From my point of view I do not see how we can claim that
>> LSB supports DBus if we do not include these 333 interfaces.
> It seems that you count all GLOBAL symbols, but this set includes both
> exported and imported symbols. To count exported symbols only, you should
> exclude symbols with undefined offset. E.g., invoke smth like this:
> readelf -Wa /lib64/libdbus-1.so.3 | grep GLOBAL | grep -v UND | wc -l
> This gives 226 symbols on my machine.
> Actually it would be more convenient to take a look at Navigator for
> numbers in different distributions.

which gives exactly 226 on the most recent fedora, ubuntu, opensuse that
are available (all 3.5.x dbus versions)
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