nfsiod tasks started in error

bob at bob at
Thu Apr 7 14:06:09 PDT 2005

In the last episode (Apr 07), bob at said:
> You did not answer my question. how can I kill these bogus nfs
> as part of the boot up or what to change in the boot up process so
> these tasks don't get started in the first place?  What is a work
> around with out compiling the kernel?

The answer is to remove "options NFS" from your kernel and

If you enable the nfs client, you automatically get "nfsiod" threads
created for you, just like if you have acpi compiled into your
you get "acpi_task*" threads, or if you have a keyboard plugged in,
get an "irq1: atkbd0" thread.  Neither of those existed in 4.* and
you're not complaining about them.  What is it about those four
threads that upsets you so much?

        Dan Nelson
        dnelson at
Plan and simple. It's a security hole.  If no nfs is selected in
sysinstall then there should not be any nfs stuff started at all.

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