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    Hi, Trond

    Thanks for the reply. What kind of reclaiming scheme is used by
    NFS client and the Linux local file system, say ext2/ext3?
    Is it used for reclaiming the inode resources, or for memory
    in general (like killing processes)?

    Is there any benchmark available to test how many active inodes
    a particular system can support?


    Xiangping


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Trond Myklebust [mailto:trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no]
    Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 4:22 PM
    To: chen, xiangping
    Cc: 'nfs-request@lists.sourceforge.net'; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
    Subject: Re: Questions on NFS client inode management.


    >>>>> " " == xiangping chen <chen> writes:

    > Hi, I have a question on inode management for NFS client. It
    > seems that the inodes created on a NFS client for a mounted nfs
    > file system stays around until the file being removed. Is there
    > any limits on how many inodes are allowed in memory for NFS?
    > What kind of behavior we expect if a malicious/careless
    > application just keeps creating new files and flood the kernel
    > memory with inodes created?

    The same behaviour as for local files: as memory goes low, the
    ordinary reclaiming schemes kick in, and all should be hunky-dory. Of
    course in the *real world*, ...

    Cheers,
    Trond
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