[Fso] independence of FSO daemons

Lukas Maerdian luk at slyon.de
Sun Dec 7 23:22:59 CET 2014


If FSO sees some activity now, we might have a look at the issues
described in the attached mail by Neil. I think it is very important,
especially for fsogsmd, to be able to run independently.

If the FSO daemons could run on kdbus, would only depend on libfsobasics
and would be able to run without runtime dependencies on other FSO
daemons, out of the box, this would be great.


-------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
Betreff: Re: [Gta04-owner] [PATCH 1/2] sms: Option HSO modem can't
really do CNMA
Datum: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:14:56 +0000
Von: Neil Jerram <neil at ossau.homelinux.net>
Antwort an: List for communicating with real GTA04 owners
<gta04-owner at goldelico.com>
An: gta04-owner at goldelico.com

>> PS. I haven't forgotten the possibility of using fsogsmd instead of
>> oFono.  I'm still working with oFono at the moment because I have some
>> application-level code that speaks to its dbus APIs.

I also tried fsogsmd again, but didn't get far enough to build much
confidence in it.

Firstly, it doesn't bind any of its dbus services, if fsousaged isn't
also installed - rather reinforcing my general concern about FSO being
much of a "replace everything" solution, instead of being a collection
interchangeable components (which I would prefer).  Secondly, the Debian
packages for fsousaged look worrying because there is an apparent config
package for -htc but not for -gta04 - however, maybe this doesn't matter
in practice.  Thirdly, it's non-obvious that the only way to enable the
modem is via fsousaged's RequestResource interface.  Fourthly - when I
reached the point of testing the SMS interfaces - it seemed that the
RetrieveTextMessages method caused the modem to switch back to CLOSED
state (and also did not return any text messages).

(Possibly the last point is because fsogsmd, or some subcomponent of it,
failed and restarted, in a way that affected the believed set of users
the GSM resource - because I also observed, following this, that the
Usage interface said that the GSM resource was not enabled.

Please do let me know if I was doing something obviously wrong here.
My guess, though, is that in fact there are subtle dependencies on the
system as a whole, and hence I probably won't try fsogsmd any more
I hear of others working with it on its own (i.e. without the rest of

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