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RE: restart isn't needed
by phoenix on Mon 24th Jun 2013 18:14 UTC in reply to "restart isn't needed"
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If you are editing /etc/sysctl.conf, then there's no need to reboot or muck around in /proc filesystem. Just run the /etc/init.d/procps script manually, or via "service procps restart".

That reads /etc/sysctl.conf and sets the values listed in there.

You may also want to install the sysfs package. That allows you to use /etc/sysfs.conf to set values under /sys the same way /etc/sysctl.conf lets you set values under /proc. Mainly useful for tweaking the storage stack.

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