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Kubernetes Podcast from Google

Feb 9, 2024

Madhav Jivrajani is an engineer at VMware, a tech lead in SIG Contributor Experience and a GitHub Admin for the Kubernetes project. He also contributes to the storage layer of Kubernetes, focusing on reliability and scalability.

In this episode we talked with Madhav about a recent post on social media about a very interesting stale reads issue in Kubernetes, and what the community is doing about it.


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Links from the interview

Madhav Jivrajani

Priyanka Saggu Interview

Stale reads Twitter/X thread by Madhav

"Kubernetes is vulnerable to stale reads, violating critical pod safety guarantees" - GitHub Issue tracking the stale reads CAP Theorem issue

CMU Wasm Research Center

"A CAP tradeoff in the wild" blog by Lindsey Kuper

"Reasoning about modern datacenter infrastructures using partial histories" research paper

The Kubernetes Storage Layer: Peeling the Onion Minus the Tears - Madhav Jivrajani, VMware

KEP-3157: allow informers for getting a stream of data instead of chunking.

KEP 2340: Consistent Reads from Cache

Journey Through Time: Understanding Etcd Revisions and Resource Versions in Kubernetes - Priyanka Saggu, KubeCon NA 2023

Kubernetes API Resource Versions documentation