Re: [RFC] [PATCH] sysctl for the latecomers

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Tue Aug 01 2006 - 14:52:24 EST

Amit Gud <agud@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> /etc/sysctl.conf values are of no use to kernel modules that are
> inserted after init scripts call sysctl for the values in
> /etc/sysctl.conf

_sysctl(2) is obsolete and on its way out. Doesn't make sense
to add new feature to it.

BTW I doubt the sysctl user program actually uses it - most likely
it uses /proc/sys

I think I agree with hpa that this feature belongs into modprobe
if anywhere.

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