New to FreeBSD - Some questions
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Fri Jun 22 20:32:36 UTC 2012
On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Eitan Adler <lists at eitanadler.com> wrote:
> On 22 June 2012 11:44, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk>
> > On 22/06/2012 18:40, Eitan Adler wrote:
> >>> q) Is there a place where all sysctl variables are documented? It
> >>> > occurred to me when I was trying to find the memory usage on my
> >>> > but `sysctl -a | grep mem' shows a whole bunch of stuff.
> >> You can try sysctl -ad but most of the systls are either documented in
> >> man pages or not at all. :(
> > It would be a really handy thing if the output of 'sysctl -d' told you
> > what man page to refer to for more information. A neat little project
> > but pretty boring to implement.
> Agreed. I don't have the time to do this directly, but I'm willing to
> commit patches that do this.
> Eitan Adler
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that sounds great,
also, for the moment you can try grep in /usr/src and usually find what you
are looking for there. Usually the source code is well-documented, and you
can see which switches do what. an idea...
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