Handbook 3.2.2: Freebsd a multiprocessing system?
pieterverberne at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 12 09:11:03 UTC 2010
Section 3.2.2 of the FreeBSD handbook says:
"FreeBSD is a multiuser, multiprocessing system. This is the formal
description that is usually given to a system that can be used by many
different people, who simultaneously run a lot of programs on a single
Isn't running programs simultaneously called time-sharing?
"Multiprocessing is the use of two or more central processing units
(CPUs) within a single computer system."
Okay, FreeBSD might use more than one CPU at the time, but the handbook
is still incorrect I think.
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