Inspektor Gadget

Inspektor Gadget is a collection of tools (or gadgets) to debug and inspect Kubernetes applications. While it was originally designed for Lokomotive , Kinvolk’s open-source Kubernetes distribution, it works just as well on other Kubernetes distributions.

How does it work?

Inspektor Gadget is deployed to each node as a privileged DaemonSet. It uses in-kernel BPF helper programs to monitor events mainly related to syscalls from userspace programs in a pod. The BPF programs are run by the kernel and gather the log data. Inspektor Gadget’s userspace utilities fetch the log data from ring buffers and display it. What BPF programs are and how Inspektor Gadget uses them is briefly explained here:

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Installation

How to install.

Architecture

Understand how everything comes together.

Gadgets & Guides

Quick guides showing the capability and use cases of gadgets.

Demos

Recordings for quickly showing the capabilities of gadgets.

Contributing

How to contribute to Inspektor Gadget.