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Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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17ADVANCED SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

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FreeBSD offers unique features that help system administrators better meet users’ needs. Knowing how the system really works helps you make better decisions. For example, while multiple processors, multicore processors, and hardware threads 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 you can’t.

For your programs to start at boot and stop cleanly at shutdown, you must be able to create and edit proper startup and shutdown scripts. While ...

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