Subject: Re: nfsd and process load sharing
To: Guenther Grau <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/04/1999 11:37:03
On Fri, 4 Jun 1999, Guenther Grau wrote:

> I didn't know this. Thanx for the enlightment. I'll have
> to go digging through the code to see how a process can
> enter the kernel and spend most of it's time there :-)

You just execute a system call which never returns. :-)

The main reason we run the nfs daemons this way is so that the kernel has
a context which can sleep while a request is processed.

Take care,