[arch-projects] [PATCH] initscripts: load of sysctl files at startup

Seblu seblu at seblu.net
Mon Aug 29 13:26:53 EDT 2011

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 12:17 AM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 11:51 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 11:44:17PM +0200, Earendil wrote:
>>> I have also added the capability to stip th sysctl.conf files in many
>>> files in the sysctl.d directory.
>>> This idea was inspired by Debian architecture.
>> Sure, systemd uses this as well. Do we have any cases where distributing
>> a sysctl file with a package is needed? I'm really not sure this is
>> something that's wanted/needed in Arch.
> I agree with Dave, if we are going to support this there should be at
> least one user of it. Are there any packages that either already ship
> with their own sysctl file, or that would benefit from doing it?
As /etc/udev/rules.d, sysctl.d can be reserved for users.

It's a very pratical way of setting system config. Make it a default,
is a good advice for users.
It will maybe also help packager which want add some systcl param.
(chicken or the egg?)

> If we are going to support a sysctl.d directory, I think we should do
> it in exactly the same way as systemd does (being almost, but not
> quite, the same would only be confusing):
> <http://0pointer.de/public/systemd-man/sysctl.d.html>.
I read quickly, but Debian do the sames

Sébastien Luttringer

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