[Pkg-systemd-maintainers] Bug#725422: Bug#725422: Bug#725422: systemd set kernel.sysrq=16

Goffredo Baroncelli kreijack at inwind.it
Thu Nov 28 20:29:30 GMT 2013

Hi Zbyszek
On 2013-11-28 20:57, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> So we're in agreement, except for this last point...
> On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 07:27:34PM +0100, Goffredo Baroncelli wrote:
>> This is the point where we have a totally different opinion:
>> - is job of systemd to set the sysctl values ? Yes.
>> - is job of systemd decide *which values* have to be set ? IMHO no. This
>> is a distribution responsibility. And I think that a distribution should
>> not accept the systemd defaults, but should provide the own ones.

> Why would Debian's defaults differ from any other general purpose
> distro? 
Good question. But let me to rephrase this sentence: why change the
default (== the one previous systemd) Debian value ?

- before systemd, the value of kernel.syrq was 1
- after systemd, the value of kernel.syrq was 16

I think that it should be systemd (or its packager) to justify the gain
to change these defaults.
If it was done, please point me a link, and excuse me for the disturb.

> If you think Debian should do something different than the
> upstream default of '16', then most probably upstream should do so too.

Systemd has as main target Fedora. Debian is different from Fedora, so
may be that different defaults make sense; anyway I am working on a
patch for systemd: basically I want to split the sysctl default in more
files to simplify a possible override.

> Zbyszek

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