Re: Questions on NFS client inode management.

Trond Myklebust (
11 Sep 2001 22:21:34 +0200

>>>>> " " == 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*, ...

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