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The Hacks

Sep 29, 2021

Chunga and Tom have talked about operating systems before and how each OS has a Kernel.

That Kernel is basically what controls access to the hardware of the computer. It also gives you a platform to build applications. Every now and then, something will get added to a Kernel that can create a deep change in how applications are built. One such application is called Epoll.

Simply put, Epoll makes everything run faster and makes you wait less. Tom created the core of Salt based on this technology! Tom (as you can imagine) is fascinated with this type of technology, which leads us to something called "memfd_secret". Chunga thinks memfd_secret is basically Kubernetes on steroids... Does Tom agree with him?  More importantly, do YOU agree with him?  Listen now to find out!

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