On Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:10:43 +0100
Matthew Seaman wrote:

> I'm not religious about it being turned off per se.  More that it
> should have a clearly defined on/off state shown in the defaults.
> I went for 'off' following the general principle that rc.conf items
> should mostly be off by default and require specific action to enable.
> Yes, there are exceptions to this rule, but I see no particular reason
> that iovctl should be one.  What's the advantage to turning it on by
> default on every FreeBSD installation?

Unless I'm misunderstanding the situation. rc.d/iovctl isn't actually
doing anything by default because of iovctl_files="".

There is an analogy with rc.d/sysctl which runs by default, with a
an empty sysctl.conf file. This also has no explicit enable entry in

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