On 12/28/2015 01:34 PM, Ofer Hasson wrote: > I dont see any reason this will have anything to do with the issue. > In any case, i re-installed the package, had the symlink, moved my > definitions to sysctl.conf. still the same.... Baffling. I can't recreate this problem. If you're interested in debugging further: # cp /usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-sysctl.service /etc/systemd/system/ # vi /etc/systemd/system/systemd-sysctl.service replaced the ExecStart line with: ExecStart=/bin/strace -f -e trace=file -o /var/tmp/sysctl.trace /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-sysctl # reboot /var/tmp/sysctl.trace should tell you whether or not the files are being opened. Beyond that, my only guess would be that some other service is restoring the defaults, but I have no idea what might do that.