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Presentation: eBPF - Rethinking the Linux Kernel

Track: Architectures You've Always Wondered About

Location: Mountbatten, 6th flr.

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

The Linux kernel is undergoing the most fundamental architecture evolution in history and is becoming a microkernel. Why is the Linux kernel evolving into a microkernel? The potentially biggest fundamental change ever happening to the Linux kernel. This talk covers how companies like Facebook and Google use BPF to patch 0-day exploits, how BPF will change the way features are added to the kernel forever, and how BPF is introducing a new type of application deployment method for the Linux kernel.

Speaker: Thomas Graf

Founding Member @CiliumProject

Thomas Graf is Co-Founder & CTO at Isovalent and creator of the Cilium project. Before this, Thomas has been a Linux kernel developer at Red Hat for many years. Over the more than 15 years working on the Linux kernel, Thomas was involved in a variety of networking and security subsystems. For the past couple of years, Thomas has been involved in the development of BPF and XDP.

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