biod starts nservers asynchronous block I/O daemons. This command is used on a NFS client to buffer cache handle read-ahead and write-behind. The magic number for nservers in here is also eight.
When a file that is opened by a client is unlinked (by the server), a file with a name of the form .nfsXXX (where XXX is a number) is created by the client. When the open file is closed, the .nfsXXX file is removed. If the client crashes before the file can be closed, the .nfsXXX file is not removed.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97