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Based on kernel version 3.16. Page generated on 2014-08-06 21:39 EST.

1	Administrative interfaces for nfsd
2	^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
3	
4	Note that normally these interfaces are used only by the utilities in
5	nfs-utils.
6	
7	nfsd is controlled mainly by pseudofiles under the "nfsd" filesystem,
8	which is normally mounted at /proc/fs/nfsd/.
9	
10	The server is always started by the first write of a nonzero value to
11	nfsd/threads.
12	
13	Before doing that, NFSD can be told which sockets to listen on by
14	writing to nfsd/portlist; that write may be:
15	
16		- an ascii-encoded file descriptor, which should refer to a
17		  bound (and listening, for tcp) socket, or
18		- "transportname port", where transportname is currently either
19		  "udp", "tcp", or "rdma".
20	
21	If nfsd is started without doing any of these, then it will create one
22	udp and one tcp listener at port 2049 (see nfsd_init_socks).
23	
24	On startup, nfsd and lockd grace periods start.
25	
26	nfsd is shut down by a write of 0 to nfsd/threads.  All locks and state
27	are thrown away at that point.
28	
29	Between startup and shutdown, the number of threads may be adjusted up
30	or down by additional writes to nfsd/threads or by writes to
31	nfsd/pool_threads.
32	
33	For more detail about files under nfsd/ and what they control, see
34	fs/nfsd/nfsctl.c; most of them have detailed comments.
35	
36	Implementation notes
37	^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
38	
39	Note that the rpc server requires the caller to serialize addition and
40	removal of listening sockets, and startup and shutdown of the server.
41	For nfsd this is done using nfsd_mutex.
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