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 sysctl.conf(5).