Saturday, April 16, 2011

I have been sucked into the vortex

Last Monday, I started at Google. I'm working on the kernel storage team, trying to optimize Linux asynchronous I/O for flash, which we are experimenting with. I really love it at Google; the food is great and the people are extremely smart. In the kernel, many top Linux hackers are employed by Google, and it's amazing that I can work with them.

I haven't been posting much here, partly out of laziness and partly out of perfectionism, but I have a few half-written blog posts that I'd really like to get out. Now that I am working, I'll have even less time than before. On the other hand, since what I'm doing is for the kernel, you can expect to see detailed explanations of my changes here once they're ready to go upstream. I'm really excited to be working on a project so deep in the stack, and it will be especially satisfying to release changes as open-source. Wish me luck!