Alexei Starovoitov

The story of BPF

This talk will uncover for the first time the true origin of ‘Extended Berkeley Packet Filter’. It would be fascinating for aspiring and expert open source developers to discover BPF’s path into one of the most sophisticated and challenging parts of the software stack. Innovating in large projects like GCC, LLVM, Linux Kernel is challenging. The story of BPF is an example and a call to challenge what’s possible. Its past is a clear vision of what’s coming next.

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Alexei is the co-creator and co-maintainer of eBPF. When not hacking the kernel Alexei enjoys off-grid activities with his family backpacking, hiking, camping.