since: 2.26

Declaration [src]

g_dbus_message_bytes_needed (
  guchar* blob,
  gsize blob_len,
  GError** error

Description [src]

Utility function to calculate how many bytes are needed to completely deserialize the D-Bus message stored at blob.

Available since: 2.26



Type: An array of guint8

A blob representing a binary D-Bus message.

The length of the array is specified in the blob_len argument.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: gsize

The length of blob (must be at least 16).


Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the function if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: gssize

Number of bytes needed or -1 if error is set (e.g. if blob contains invalid data or not enough data is available to determine the size).