Facebook to push for a Linux network stack comparable to FreeBSD

By | 8 August, 2014

The Inquirer has a article on a recent job ad for a Linux Kernel Developer that has appeared on the Facebook careers page.

If you read between the lines, it appears that the Linux network stack isn’t up to the standard Facebook either expects or has outgrown it.  What is good to see is that they are using FreeBSD as the network stack bench mark that they want to reach or exceed.

One could assume is that they look at how much Netflix pushes from their FreeBSD hosts and want to step up to that level or it could be a requirement for their Open Network Switch initiative.

Read it how you want, but it does look like FreeBSD is the pick at the moment if you have high bandwidth needs.