biod Daemon


Handles client requests for files.


/usr/sbin/biod NumberOfBiods


The biod daemon is retained for compatibility with earlier versions with scripts that invoke it. It no longer plays an active role in management of the NFS client subsystem. Instead, the NFS client internally manages its resources for performing I/O operations to NFS servers.

The NumberOfBiods argument historically allowed control of NFS client thread resources for performing I/O operations. This no longer has any effect. The maximum number of biod threads for I/O operations can be set as a mount option. The biod daemon might be removed in future AIX® releases.


Item Description
/etc/rc.nfs Contains the startup script for the NFS and NIS daemons.