What is eBPF?

New O’Reilly Report by Liz Rice now available.

eBPF is a framework that allows users to load and run custom programs within the kernel of the operating system. That means it can extend or even modify the way the kernel behaves. In this report, you will learn about the ability to dynamically change the behavior of the kernel can be tremendously useful.

As you read the book, you can also follow along this tutorial:

What is eBPF?

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Cloud Native eBPF Day

May 16, 13:00 - 13:25

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May 19, 10:30 - 11:00

This report will help you:

  • Understand what eBPF is and why it is so powerful!
  • Get an overview of eBPF and the capabilities it offers for tooling in modern compute environments.
  • Gain an understanding of what’s involved when building eBPF-enabled tools.
  • Learn why eBPF has become so seemingly ubiquitous in such a short period of time.


Liz Rice

Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer