What is eBPF and Why is it Important?

A short tagline from the book Learning eBPF describes eBPF as a revolutionary kernel technology that allows developers to write custom code that can be loaded into the kernel dynamically, changing the way the kernel behaves. The key word in this phrase is dynamically. eBPF allows you to write custom code that changes the way the kernel behaves without having to implement a kernel module or integrate your code directly into the kernel....

December 4, 2023 · 5 min · Kevin Sookocheff