Subject: Re: Finally increasing vm.execmin by default
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/02/2005 21:26:03
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On 2005.11.01 08:00:55 +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
| On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 03:49:23PM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
| > On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
| >=20
| > > Is it possible at all to find a sane default for _all_ kinds of syste=
| > > Maybe we should, like Peter already proposed in the previous thread, =
| > > different sets of defaults, for different usage profiles and/or amoun=
ts of
| > > memory, among which the user can choose at install-time, and then sys=
| > > would install an apropriate /etc/sysctl.conf.
| >=20
| > I have nothing against populating sysctl.conf with sysinst.  However, t=
| > defaults compiled into the kernel should work reasonably in between
| > tuned-for-workstation and tuned-for-server on the majority of hardware,=
| > if sysctl.conf is completely missing.
| Just to be boring, how about a sysctl.conf which is populated with
| commented out entries, to make it easier for people to tune their
| machine post install. Machines have been known to change their uses,
| get populated with memory, or install on one disk on one machine for
| another.

IMHO, the correct way to do this is to add a file to
/usr/share/examples, remove that strange lines from /etc/sysctl.conf
and add a comment in sysctl.conf stating that the user can find
examples on how to tune the system under /usr/share/examples.

		-- Rui Paulo

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