bustle: Draw sequence diagrams of D-Bus traffic

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Draw sequence diagrams of D-Bus traffic

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Versions 0.4.3, 0.4.4, 0.4.5, 0.4.6, 0.4.7, 0.4.8, 0.5.0, 0.5.1, 0.5.2, 0.5.3, 0.5.4, 0.6.1, 0.6.2, 0.7.1
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Dependencies base (==4.*), bytestring, cairo, containers, dbus (>=0.10), directory, filepath, gio, glib, gtk3 (>=0.13.7), hgettext (>=0.1.5), mtl (>=2.2.1), pango, pcap, process, setlocale, text, time [details]
License LicenseRef-OtherLicense
Author Will Thompson <will@willthompson.co.uk>
Maintainer Will Thompson <will@willthompson.co.uk>
Category Network, Desktop
Home page https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Bustle/
Source repo head: git clone https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/bustle/bustle.git
Uploaded by WillThompson at Fri Jun 15 08:41:35 UTC 2018
Distributions Debian:0.5.2, Fedora:0.6.2, NixOS:0.7.1
Executables dump-messages, test-monitor, bustle
Downloads 4176 total (53 in the last 30 days)
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Bustle draws sequence diagrams of D-Bus activity, showing signal emissions, method calls and their corresponding returns, with timestamps for each individual event and the duration of each method call. This can help you check for unwanted D-Bus traffic, and pinpoint why your D-Bus-based application isn't performing as well as you like. It also provides statistics like signal frequencies and average method call times.

Using Bustle

Run it:


Now click File → New… to start recording session bus traffic. When you're done, click Stop, and explore the log.

If you want to record traffic without running the UI (maybe on an embedded platform which doesn't have Gtk+ and/or a Haskell compiler), you can use the stand-alone logger:

bustle-pcap logfile.bustle

You can then open logfile.bustle in Bustle.

You can also get some ASCII-art version of the statistics shown in the UI:

bustle --count logfile.bustle
bustle --time logfile.bustle

More information

See http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Bustle/.