Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces Video: K.Y. Srinivasan, Microsoft


K.Y. Srinivasan is an architect in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft where he focuses on making Linux run well on the Hyper-V hypervisor and Azure cloud environment. In this video he takes us on a tour of his home office in the mountains near Redmond, Washington, and answers our questions about his work space.” frameborder=”0 What area of the kernel do you work on and what are you working on now?

KY Srinivasan: I work on making sure Linux runs well as a guest on Hyper-V (MSFT hypervisor).

I am currently working on supporting RDMA into Linux guests hosted on Hyper-V as well as improving both storage and network performance. I am the maintainer for Linux support on Hyper-V.

What do you like most about your workspace?

The view is good. While the view from my office is good, the view from my backyard is even better and my home is a lot quieter!

What do you like least?

All the interruptions!

What’s the oddest work space you’ve ever used?

My car. Back in 2012, I used to drive my daughter around and had to wait in the car quite a bit. I got lot of coding done while waiting in the car.

What is the most interesting item in your workspace?

I do have interesting wooden statue of Buddha.