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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Chapter 12. ADVANCED SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

ADVANCED SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

While the last chapter covered the simple cases of installing and running software on FreeBSD, FreeBSD also makes some difficult things possible and offers opportunities for system administrators to better meet the needs of the users. Knowing how the system really works helps you make better decisions. For example, while multiple processors, multicore processors, and Hyper Threading can all increase system performance, they don't always help as much as you might think. Knowing how different types of multiprocessing affect different types of workloads tells you where you can improve performance and where ...

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