Yaroslav de la Peña Smirnov

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024!

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm Yaroslav. I write software for a living, and also for fun, although it's not the only thing I do for fun. Currently working as a Linux Kernel module developer for software RAID.

I also sometimes post things that I think are interesting or of value to this site, although maybe not as often as I'd like. Feel free to take a look around. This is what you can find on my website:


My musings on different matters and some things that I would like to remember.

Introduction to Generic Netlink, or How to Talk with the Linux Kernel 2023-02-10

Tux has got some mail!

Are you writing some code in kernel-space and want to communicate with it from the comfort of user-space? You are not writing kernel code, but want to talk with the Linux kernel? Serve yourself some good java (the good hot kind, not the Oracle one), make yourself comfortable and read ahead!

Recipe book

A collection of my favorite recipes that I often cook.

Pour-Over Coffee 2024-02-20

Pour-Over Coffee

A nice method of brewing really flavorful and balanced coffee that can also be tuned to the tastes of each person. Takes a bit more effort to get right than with a french press, but it has no sediment and you can get even better results.

Photo gallery

A gallery with some photographs I've taken on my free time.


If you want to contact me, you can do so by email at: yps@yaroslavps.com

A little note for those using services like gmail, outlook, or any other big provider like that. My email response might end up in your spam folder, so you might want to check that. If you want to make 100% sure to receive my reponse, the best option is to add my address to your whitelist.

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