Bug 974873 - rfe: sysctl flag to reset option to default
rfe: sysctl flag to reset option to default
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-06-16 17:24 EDT by James Patterson
Modified: 2013-09-16 08:49 EDT (History)
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Description James Patterson 2013-06-16 17:24:44 EDT
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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?

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Comment 1 Jaromír Cápík 2013-06-19 08:42:16 EDT
Hello James.

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.

Comment 2 Josh Boyer 2013-09-16 08:49:22 EDT
You should probably make an RFE on the upstream kernel mailing list.

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