sysctl.conf -- kernel state defaults
The /etc/sysctl.conf file is read in when the system goes into multi-user
mode to set default settings for the kernel. The /etc/sysctl.conf is in
the format of the sysctl(8) command, i.e.
Comments are denoted by a ``#'' at the beginning of a line. Comments can
also exist at the end of a line, as seen in the EXAMPLES section, below.
/etc/sysctl.conf Initial settings for sysctl(8).
To turn off logging of programs that exit due to fatal signals you may
use a configuration like
# Configure logging.
kern.logsigexit=0 # Do not log fatal signal exits (e.g. sig 11)
rc.conf(5), rc(8), sysctl(8)
The sysctl.conf file appeared in FreeBSD 4.0.
If loadable kernel modules are used to introduce additional kernel functionality
and sysctls to manage that functionality, sysctl.conf may be
processed too early in the boot process to set those sysctls. For example,
sysctls to manage the linux emulator cannot be set in sysctl.conf if
the linux emulator is loaded as a module rather than compiled into the
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