[arch-dev-public] systemd 207 ignores /etc/sysctl.conf

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Fri Sep 13 17:10:27 EDT 2013

[2013-09-13 21:59:17 +0200] Pierre Schmitz:
> Anyway, we should still come up with a short news item; shouldn't hurt
> us and probably saves people some trouble.

Here's a proposal:

>From version 207 on, systemd will not apply the settings from
/etc/sysctl.conf anymore: it will only apply those from /etc/sysctl.d/*
. Since the settings of our default /etc/sysctl.conf shipped by
procps-ng have become kernel defaults anyway, we have decided to
deprecate this file.

Upon upgrading to procps-ng-3.3.8-3, you will be prompted to move any
changes you made to /etc/sysctl.conf under /etc/sysctl.d . The easiest
way to do this is to run:

	pacman -Syu
	mv /etc/sysctl.conf.pacsave /etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf

If you never customized /etc/sysctl.conf, you have nothing to do.

> Also adding a line about the
> rationale of this upstream change would be nice.

Anyone who knows feel free to add it to the proposal above.


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