On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 06:10:03AM +0200, Damian Ivanov wrote:
>it becomes part of the ABI, and so it can't easily be changed
>breaking older user space applications.
Thanks! Those keywords are enough to be kinda sure this is a non-go
for a while...
Right, Usually the workaround is to convert to using anonymous sockets, storing
correlary information to find the socket later using non-fs based methods.
On Tue, Dec 24, 2019 at 12:39 AM Neil Horman
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 10:48:16PM +0200, Damian Ivanov wrote:
> > Hello everyone and Happy holidays!
> > Some applications (like gnome-boxes) rely on socket path
> > https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-boxes/issues/267
> > A lot of flatpaks as well (filled report here
> > https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/issues/3336
> > If an organizations username structure is
> > firstname.lastname(a)organization.org for example my username (more than
> > one first name, not to mentioned that in some regions middle-name's
> > are used as well) would be 42 characters which exceeds the limit (17)
> > mentioned in the gnome BR.
> > I could not find any information if having the socket length limited
> > is still something that is required nowadays as it seems this is
> > mostly for compatibility reasons?
> > Do you think that this us something that could/should/would be changed
> > nowadays as a config option?
> Its part of the unix protocol address specification (see man 7 unix). Its hard
> coded, and while the Single Unix Specification leaves it undefined, once
> selected, it becomes part of the ABI, and so it can't easily be changed without
> breaking older user space applications.
> > Thanks in advance!
> > Best Regards,
> > Damian
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