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

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Aug 30 19:41:33 EDT 2011

Hi all,

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 3:36 PM, Seblu <seblu at seblu.net> wrote:
> I don't understand something, even if we doesn't have any package
> using /etc/sysctl.d is an handy way of adding config to sysctl for *real* users.

So even if the number of packages that might need this was
underwhelming, Seblu convinced me in a chat that it might still be a
good thing to have for an admin.

The way I understood it was that he has a collection of .conf files,
each of which has a different purpose (such as "laptop", "noswap",
"xen", etc). Then it is much simpler to drop one of these files into
one of his machine's /etc/sysctl.d/ directories than to have to edit

This sounds fair enough to me. So if anyone want to implement the
standard outlined in the systemd manpage I'd be happy to merge it
(please coordinate a bit, so not two people start working on the same
thing though). Maybe inspiration can be taken from Dave's
arch-tmpfiles script for how to deal with precedence of config file

We should keep backwards compatibility and always load /etc/sysctl.conf.



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