[CentOS] sysctl -p at startup?

Tue Jan 8 10:58:28 UTC 2013
Michael Simpson <mikie.simpson at gmail.com>

On 2 January 2013 17:54, Emmett Culley <emmett at webengineer.com> wrote:

> I understand that the contents of /etc/sysctl.conf should be read and
> executed at system startup.  However that never happens and I have to run
> sysctl -p after every reboot to get the settings I want.
> This is happening on every CentOS machine and VM I have.   I can see in
> the startup scripts that "sysctl -e -p /etc/sysctl.conf >/dev/null 2>&1"
>   is run at start up by the "apply_sysctl" function, yet the settings are
> never correct unless I run sysctl -p on the command line.
> Anybody know why that would be?
> It depends on whether the changes you are making using sysctl are being
affected by other processes later on in the startup sequence

I have to run sysctl -p manually in order to stop kernel messages being
printed to the console as even though i have them configured off in my
sysctl this is overridden at some other point and i get to find out all
about SoftMAC and its scanning ways