Learning eBPF

Early release of the in-depth O’Reilly book on eBPF

Following the O’Reilly Report written by Liz Rice and published by O’Reilly, Isovalent brings you the in-depth O’Reilly book that enables learning eBPF. This book not only helps with a primer on the importance of eBPF but also helps you run your first eBPF program with a “Hello World” application.

This early release version offers up four chapters from the book that will be released in 2023.

Learning eBPF

This early release access covers the following topics:

  • Importance of eBPF in enabling a new generation of highly-performant networking, observability and security tools and instrumenting an app with these eBPF-based tools to eliminate app modification or reconfiguration.
  • Running your own Hello World application using the BCC (BPF Compiler Collection) framework and write basic eBPF programs.
  • Anatomy of an eBPF program including the stages that an eBPF program goes through on its journey from source code to execution.
  • Evolution of eBPF’s use in security from low-level checks on system calls, to sophisticated security policy checks, in-kernel event filtering, and runtime enforcement.

Author

Liz Rice

Liz Rice

Chief Open Source Officer

On January 26: Fireside chat with Liz Rice on her upcoming O’Reilly book: Learning eBPF

On January 26, Co-host of eBPF Summit 2022 and Technical Community Advocate at Isovalent, Tracy P Holmes, will be hosting a fireside chat with the author and Chief Open Source Officer Isovalent, Liz Rice.  During this fireside chat, they will discuss the new O’Reilly book that Liz is authoring, Learning eBPF,  to be released during 2023.
Register here