Subject: Re: nfsd and process load sharing
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/04/1999 11:43:04
On Fri, 4 Jun 1999 11:37:03 -0700 (PDT) 
 Bill Studenmund <> wrote:

 > 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.

Well, that's more applicable to nfsiod than for nfsd....

nfsd also interacts w/ the portmapper, and deals w/ some basic authentication
stuff (e.g. NFS Kerberos support).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>