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NFSD(8)                     System Manager's Manual                    NFSD(8)



NAME
       nfsd, biod - NFS daemons

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/etc/nfsd [nservers]

       /usr/etc/biod [nservers]

DESCRIPTION
       nfsd  starts  the  daemons  that  handle  client  filesystem  requests.
       nservers is the number of file system request daemons to  start.   This
       number  should  be  based  on  the load expected on this server.  Eight
       seems to be a good number.

       biod starts nservers asynchronous block I/O daemons.  This  command  is
       used  on  a  NFS  client  to  buffer cache handle read-ahead and write-
       behind.  The magic number for nservers in here is also eight.

       When a file that is opened by a client is unlinked (by the  server),  a
       file with a name of the form .nfsXXX (where XXX is a number) is created
       by the client.  When the open file  is  closed,  the  .nfsXXX  file  is
       removed.   If  the  client  crashes  before the file can be closed, the
       .nfsXXX file is not removed.

FILES
       .nfsXXX             client machine pointer to an open-but-unlinked file

SEE ALSO
       exports(5), mountd(8C)



                               8 September 1989                        NFSD(8)