Stuff I’m Interested In

  • Allocations in Rust –

  • Where standards belong in networking

    I enjoy these wide ranging, deeply technical conversations. One particularly interesting tidbit occurs at 27:30 when they are discussing the need for a standardized inter-controller protocol/API. If you go to other software domains, they don’t have a need or want for standardization at this level. You’ll want to listen to the following few minutes to […]

  • Interesting Paper

    COZ: Finding Code that Counts with Causal Profiling This paper is worth reading just for one neat idea. Everyone wants to make their code fast. If you had a magic wand that enabled you to ‘make function X’ faster then you could measure the impact on the performance of the system and you would know […]

  • The world in which IPv6 was a good design

  • A bit of me died when I turned off my email server

    As of a couple days ago, for the first time since 1997, I no longer run a production email server – I’m a bit sad about it. I’ve long been a proponent of distributed communications systems like email. I spent a lot of time with XMPP but eventually had to concede I was never going […]

  • AF_XDP and io_uring

    io_uring is a new interface for asynchronous I/O to the Linux kernel. The LWN article and the io_uring design doc are both worth reading. I’ve been playing with AF_XDP a bit and after reading the io_uring doc it seemed like some of the io_uring ideas would be great enhancements to AF_XDP. Happily, one of the […]

  • Shaping via Timer Wheels Related talk:


  • Conservative Memory Lane Is A Nightmare On Elm Street

  • 99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn’t Hear About in 2018