eBPF Updates #5: CNCF Proposals, Kinvolk Acquired, eCHO, the Cost of Tail Calls, Systemd Features, Reverse Debugging, Static Linking

May 4, 2021

Spring is back in the Northern Hemisphere, and with it all kinds of features are blooming for eBPF. Kernel 5.12 is out, and version 5.13 is on track to bring new exciting functionalities. At the same time, new projects hatch and companies are enjoying renewed activity. Several eBPF-related projects applied…

eBPF Updates #4: In-Memory Loads Detection, Debugging QUIC, Local CI Runs, MTU Checks, but No Pancakes

Feb 23, 2021

In several parts of the globe, February is traditionally about love, and pancakes. eBPF sure received a lot of love over the last weeks! Blogging, conferencing, and kernel development have resumed full speed after the quiet period at the end of the year. Here are all the latest updates, plus…

eBPF Updates #3: Atomics Operations, Socket Options Retrieval, Syscall Tracing Benchmarks, eBPF in the Supply Chain

Jan 22, 2021

With the festive season, it would seem that eBPF blogging has cooled down a little, and we have fewer items to report this time. But eBPF is getting traction everywhere, so we can be confident that more material will be available for the months to come. Let's wager that 2021…

eBPF Updates #2: eBPF with Zig, libbpf-bootstrap, Rust Linker, BTF in Kernel Modules, Cgroup-Based Memory Accounting

Dec 18, 2020

Foreword Welcome to the second issue of the eBPF Updates! This time we have interesting resources about how to write eBPF programs with Zig, or with Rust, or on how to manage them with libbpf. On the kernel side, modules now support BTF, and improvements to memory accounting for eBPF should…

eBPF Updates #1: eBPF Summit Coverage, libbpf 0.2, BTF Developments, Bulk API for XDP, Local Task Storage for eBPF LSM

Nov 20, 2020

Foreword Curious people, eBPF aficionados, kernel hackers, welcome! The eBPF Updates aim to be a regular publication providing news on the latest resources and developments in the eBPF world. This report is the first of the series, although it is in fact a reviving of the former BPF Updates that once came…