Text-based IPC for Userspace Implementations

Jörg Thalheim joerg at higgsboson.tk
Tue May 16 21:26:53 CEST 2017

On 2017-05-16 17:01, Jonathan Rudenberg wrote:
>> On May 16, 2017, at 09:12, Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke at toke.dk> wrote:
>> So why not avoid any possible confusion and just emit JSON? Or another
>> well-established serialisation format where the nesting can be made
>> explicit... :)
> +1 to this, requiring implementors to also implement a custom serialization format will lead to avoidable bugs.
> I took a quick look and there is a bit of precedent for the use of JSON in the kernel tree: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/tree/3401e8d1e1300742ed41910b9338b9da52689a16/tools/perf/pmu-events
> Jonathan

For the kernel, netlink will be used, which is already does its own serialization format. The use of JSON here, would not make sense here.

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