The biod command starts the asynchronous block I/O
daemons. This command is used on an NFS® client to buffer read-ahead
The biod daemons are automatically invoked in run level 3.
biod uses kernel lightweight processes (LWPs) to do
the asynchronous NFS I/O. The kernel LWPs are created
or deleted dynamically, depending on the asynchronous I/O load.
The maximum number of LWPs is controlled by the kernel tunable
Only a privileged user can start the biod daemons.
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SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 - 01 June 2005