Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 974873
rfe: sysctl flag to reset option to default
Last modified: 2013-09-16 08:49:22 EDT
Description of problem:
It would be useful to have an option for sysctl to list or set the
default value for a given key.
I've asked upstream if they could implement this, but they can't until they have a way of asking the kernel what the default was.
Should I move this to component kernel, or is there a better place to request this?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I'm one of the upstream members and I've read your message sent to the upstream mailing list. This is definitely a feature request for kernel. It needs to support a way of obtaining the default values. Like Craig has said, hardcoding the values somewhere or providing a file holding a table of default values is absolutely unreal, since the default values can be different for each kernel and can depend on the kernel configuration.
I'm changing the component to kernel and let's see what happens.
You should probably make an RFE on the upstream kernel mailing list.