What is Copy on Write and where is it used?

What is Copy on Write and where is it used?


Recently while working with one of the databases I came across a method that is widely used by many databases to take a snapshot of the memory into a disk. One of the most famous that you have heard of is Redis. The method is called copy on write. Let’s see what is a copy

System Programming: Basic Copy program in C using low-level IO

System Programming: Basic Copy program in C using low-level IO


In this article, we are going to start learning system programming by first of all creating a copy program like cp using low-level IO functions and not the standard IO functions. Now first let’s see what is system programming and what is low-level IO functions in C. System Programming: System programming aims at producing software

What is eBPF and why is it called a superpower in Linux?

What is eBPF and why is it called a superpower in Linux?


BPF also known as Berkeley Packet Filters was introduced first in 1992 by Steven McCanne and Van Jacobson in their paper The BSD packet filter: A New architecture for user-level packet capture. In this paper, they presented about BPF architecture and how it interfaced with the rest of the system and a new mechanism for

How Kubernetes works on a reconciler pattern

How Kubernetes works on reconciler pattern.


Kubernetes is very hot right now in the industry and everyone wants to learn and use it. In this article, we will read about how Kubernetes works on a reconciler pattern. We have previously talked about the reconciler pattern and how you can use it. You can have a look at the writeup in the

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What is blackbox monitoring? Automating with bash script


Monitoring is very important when you want your systems to work properly. Monitoring helps you identify the issues while they are happening or before them. So it is very important to implement your monitoring properly. Let’s see what is black box monitoring. Now when you see any issue how you should approach your debugging. First

life cycle of a container

The life cycle of a container


If you working in a DevOps or SRE environment, it is very rare to find a person who has not heard of the name containers. In this article, we talk about the life cycle of a container. For this purpose, we will use docker for a container runtime. Let’s have a look at the docker

snat

What are SNAT and DNAT


If you are working as a DevOps you must have heard the name NAT. In this article, we will talk about them and SNAT and DNAT. NAT (Network Address translator) is generally used when you want to hide one side of the network and show it as a single IP. NAT keep a connection table

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