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A few years ago developers knew eBPF as a handy way to build firewalls yet now it's used everywhere for everything. Get ready for io_uring to do the same.

 

Most people don't know the first thing about Linux under the hood. Why should they? Linux, more so than most operating systems, just works. There's no need to poke inside it. But beneath the surface, there are programs such as eBPF that are transforming the infrastructure under the operating system we use every day.

As revealed this week, Microsoft chose to port eBPF into Windows rather than try to duplicate its functionality with its own program. io_uring may become the next Swiss-Army tool for Linux developers.