On 07:08 Thu 20 Jul, Kai Wetlesen wrote:
> > Because it's a nice way to apply configuration changes made to
> > /etc/sysctl.conf without restarting the whole server?
> Systemctl doesn't offer hot reload unless the controlled daemon offers
> the capability in the first place. The only thing systemd does is hits
> the controlling process on the head with a known conf-reload signal or
> (gasp) a DBus control statement. Both of these can be done just as
> well with an rc script, and without restarting the service.

What systemd has to do with anything? We are talking about sysctl(8) and

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