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