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Listen, you can’t name an open networking podcast “Kernel of Truth,” and NOT have an episode dedicated to the Linux kernel! So we got two of the brightest, most enthusiastic Linux experts we know into the recording booth and let them wax poetic about the language of the data center. As I soon found out, it’s harder to get Linux fans to STOP talking about Linux that it is to get them going — but hey, that just makes my job as host a lot easier! There’s nothing like listening to knowledgeable people discuss something they’re passionate about, and that’s what we’ve got in store for you.

In this episode, I’m joined by Roopa Prabhu, leader of the kernel team at Cumulus Networks, and Shrijeet Mukherjee, Cumulus’ former VP of Engineering. Specifically, our discussion revolves around the Linux kernel and Linux community. We get into some pretty interesting questions: why Linux in the data center? What has Cumulus contributed to the kernel? How has the prolific Linux community evolved? What the heck is a “boffin”?? I’m not a fan of spoilers, (thanks for ruining Avengers: Infinity War for me, Twitter!) so I’ll let you guys tune in and find out the answers for yourselves.

Don’t forget to check out our first two episodes, especially if you’re interested in network automation and Day 2 operations! Once you’ve listened and heard what we have to say, let us know what YOU think using #KernelOfTruth. We want you to share your thoughts, questions, feelings, dreams and favorite emojis with us — maybe your Tweets and topics will make a special guest appearance on an episode!

Happy listening!

Episode 03 links

Twitter: @cumulusnetworks

Slack: slack.cumulusnetworks.com

Website: cumulusnetworks.com

Linux resources center: https://cumulusnetworks.com/lp/linux-networking-resources/

Linux Networking 101 ebook: https://cumulusnetworks.com/lp/linux-ebook-101-guide/