On Sat, 19 Jul 2003, Ernest H. Rice, III wrote:

> Folks:
> Excuse the interruption, but I have a probably very stupid question...
>
> I enabled NFS Server facilities on my 4.8.2 FreeBSD system recently.
> I export ONE directory, and when nfs is started (via the normal booting
> process) my internet connectivity slows down. Additionally, my system can run
> out of swap space (I have 128 MB RAM and 512 MB swap). I never ran out of
> swap before on FreeBSD and this troubled me.
>
> I ran top and saw rpc.statd usurping about 257M of memory.
> When I disable NFS Server facilities, and reboot, my internet performance
> returns (and - of course - rpc.statd is no longer running. Also, I no longer
> run short of swap.
>
> When I export the directory I have one line in /etc/exports which just lists
> the directory to be exported.
>
> What am I doing wrong to have rpc.statd using SO MUCH memory.

It isn't.  See the FAQ.

<http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/admin.html#STATD-MEM-LEAK>

  $.02,
  /Mikko
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