Bug 93754 - optionally log all D-Bus traffic to the systemd Journal
Summary: optionally log all D-Bus traffic to the systemd Journal
Alias: None
Product: dbus
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: git master
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: D-Bus Maintainers
QA Contact: D-Bus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-01-18 11:10 UTC by Simon McVittie
Modified: 2018-10-12 21:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Simon McVittie 2016-01-18 11:10:21 UTC
In a development environment, it's useful to be able to gather diagnostics for the whole system into one place.

D-Bus traffic is a useful way to monitor API boundaries. It would be nice to have something a little more structured and scalable than

    sudo systemd-cat dbus-monitor --system
    systemd-cat dbus-monitor --session

One possibility is to log to the systemd Journal, perhaps with a human-readable summary of the message header in the standard MESSAGE field, and the raw bytes of the D-Bus message in a new binary field, DBUS_MESSAGE or something.

This could either be an optional feature of dbus-daemon, or of dbus-monitor (with sample systemd system and user units to start it, not enabled by default).
Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2018-10-12 21:26:09 UTC
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