> Is there a way to make sysctl re-read its conf file, or even another file, > like sysctl -p does on linux systems ? > Supporting this option would be nice, as it is used by the sysctl module of= > ansible.
But sysctl doesn't have a configuration file. there is a file called sysctl.conf, but it isn't a configuration file for the command. It is a list of sysctl changes, which will be made by the rc scripts at startup. someone in linux land went off the map here. and then another piece of software started un-portably assuming that's the way to do things?