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

Chris Adams cmadams at
Fri Mar 16 18:54:08 UTC 2012

Once upon a time, Dave Jones <davej at> said:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:57:13AM -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
>  > 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?
> What happens if two packages want to set a sysctl to different values ?

Well, that's already a possibility with lots of the ".d" type solutions,
so I don't see why sysctl.d is any different.
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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