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SubjectRe: NFS as a module / kerneld question
In article <> you wrote:
: Since nfs.o forks 4 useless processes when loaded (nfsiod), it will never
: be auto-removed.

As other people have already explained, these processes are not useless at all.
They're required for readahead. However, readahead will not be activated
if you have rsize<4096. Under these circumstances, killing these processes
will be harmless.

I have a patch somewhere that doesn't start the nfsiod's until you mount
an NFS volume, and kills them after the last volume is unmounted. The
new NFS code works along these lines, too.

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