does /etc/sysctl.d/ really obeyed and does really override /etc/sysctl.conf

Chris Adams cmadams at
Fri Mar 16 15:57:13 UTC 2012

Once upon a time, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> said:
> No package should be automatically changing the sysrq policy.

Why not?

For example, I use a commercial backup program that makes extensive use
of IPC and needs the msgmni and msgmnb limits raised beyond the default
values.  Why shouldn't they be able to include that change in their RPM?

If not, what's the point of /etc/sysctl.d?
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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