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SubjectRe: NFS as a module / kerneld question
> processes are needed, how come they just go to sleep and never wake up?  And

They do wake.
> forking one process since it gets loaded due to a mount command and that
> one nfsiod is necessary to handle that mount. But what about the other 3?
> And when every nfs mount is unmounted, the original 4 don't terminate. They
> just hang around. As a result the use count of nfs.o is always some number
> that is equal or greater than 4.

Yep. They provide asynchronous handlers for NFS requests to do things like


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