Bug 34070 - Read DBus traces in libpcap format
Summary: Read DBus traces in libpcap format
Alias: None
Product: Bustle
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Will Thompson
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URL: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/bustle/lo...
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Blocks: 34105
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Reported: 2011-02-09 04:46 UTC by Martin Vidner
Modified: 2012-01-13 03:44 UTC (History)
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Description Martin Vidner 2011-02-09 04:46:30 UTC
Bustle uses a custom scraper and log format to gather the messages. Switch to a common format piloted in dbus-dump, an instance of the libpcap format used in tcpdump and Wireshark.

"""dbus-dump is a tool to capture D-Bus messages in a libpcap capture file.

It takes an idea from dbus-scrape, which processes a strace output of dbus-monitor, and takes it further by stracing dbus-daemon, thus not relying on any eavesdropping (mis)configuration.

The intended purpose is to establish the libpcap capture format as a base for debugging tools like

    * dbus-monitor
    * DBusMessageBox
    * Bustle
    * dbus-spy
( from https://github.com/mvidner/dbus-dump )
Comment 1 Will Thompson 2011-06-26 04:13:53 UTC
I've got preliminary support for loading logs from pcap files in the 'pcap' branch. I also wrote a GDBus-based pcap-logging tool, akin to bustle-dbus-monitor; I think the stracing approach (or some other approach attached directly to the daemon) is probably the better one, but nonetheless thought it would be fun to write another logger. :)

Current issues:

 • Shoddy error handling;
 • Doesn't show method replies/errors.
Comment 2 Will Thompson 2012-01-13 03:44:17 UTC
This is implemented in Bustle 0.3.1.

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