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Re: [HTCondor-users] why does htcondor change sysctl params, and why is this done outside of /etc/sysctl.{d, conf} ?

On 01/14/2016 06:28 PM, Rich Pieri wrote:
> On 1/14/2016 5:13 PM, Dimitri Maziuk wrote:
>> Since I have not created anywhere, it's all stock centos, I have to ask:
>> it does not exist on which exactly "standard RHEL and its derivatives"?
> Support for sysctl.d was added to RHEL 5 and 6 in Spring 2011 but
> neither create the directory out of the box. RHEL 7 is the first version
> to do so.

IANA expert on RPM packaging, but what I think is happening is in #7
/etc/sysctl.d directory itself is "owned" by systemd rpm and since
that's always there, the directory is always created. In previous
versions the directory is "not owned by any package" because there's no
lennartware. However, if a package places a file in there, it gets created.

I don't know if that's the SOP for rpms, libvirt ships with
/etc/sysctl.d/libvirtd already, so there's precedent. I fail to see what
the problem is with /etc/sysctl.d/condor: it's OK to for condor to
create /etc/some/config.d but for some reason it's not OK to create

To me the only issue is whether sysctl itself knows to look in there.
Dimitri Maziuk
BioMagResBank, UW-Madison -- http://www.bmrb.wisc.edu

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