Re: cvs commit: src/sys/amd64/amd64 amd64_mem.c tsc.csrc/sys/dev/aac aac_disk.c src/sys/dev/ata ata-disk.c src/sys/dev/pci pci_pci.c src/sys/i386/i386 i686_mem.c tsc.c src/sys/i386/pci pc

From: Mike Silbersack <>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 15:53:35 -0500 (CDT)
On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Mike Silbersack wrote:

>   Change all SYSCTLS which are readonly and have a related TUNABLE
>   from CTLFLAG_RD to CTLFLAG_RDTUN so that sysctl(8) can provide
>   more useful error messages.

For those interested, this series of commits causes the following to

> sysctl kern.maxproc=1
Tunable values are set in /boot/loader.conf and require a reboot to take effect.
sysctl: oid 'kern.maxproc' is a tunable.

This should help reduce confusion for sysadmins trying to tune FreeBSD for
the first time.

Perhaps the documentation could be improved as well, but I'm too lazy to
tackle that right now.

Mike "Silby" Silbersack
Received on Tue Oct 21 2003 - 11:53:52 UTC