When administering Free BSD servers, it is important to understand the basic maintenance procedures that will help you keep your systems in good shape.In this guide, we will be covering the basic processes needed to keep your server up-to-date and functioning properly.A safer alternative is to disable soft-updates or the journaling of soft-updates on the filesystem prior to updating.Soft-updates are at the core of the issue, so this will prevent the reboot hang.
One task you probably want to do from time-to-time is to sync a copy of the Free BSD source code to your system. Some ports require the current source to build correctly and the source can also be used to start tracking to a new software branch.
We will be covering how to update the base operating system that the Free BSD team maintains.
We will also discuss how to update and maintain optional software installed through the ports or packages systems.
The bug results in a hang on system reboot following the update procedure.
There are two ways of dealing with this situation, the second being preferred in most cases.