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SubjectRe: NFS as a module / kerneld question

I wrote:
>> If you never use NFS (which I assume is the case, since you're talking about
>> auto-removing the nfs module) then those processes are indeed going to go
>> to sleep and never wake up. That's because you're *not using them*.

You write:
>But what if you _did_ use them (the NFS module was autoloaded, remember?),
>but not any more (which is why you'd want the kernel/kerneld to auto-remove
>it)?

I find it hard to imagine an environment where you would occasionally
NFS-mount something. If you did, you would probably be using the
auto-mounter, which uses NFS continuously anyway.

>IMHO, two of those for each NFS mount (up to some maximum, or whatever)
>would be much better than a fixed number of four.

The optimal number of nfsds is a tuning parameter, and is related to
the amount of read traffic (not write traffic until write-ahead gets
added :-() rather than the number of mounted volumes.
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