This announcement was posted to the Arch Repo, so if you have already seen it you can disregard. For any users who missed it, the information is below:
Starting with version 207 (latest update) and going forward, systemd will not apply the system settings contained in /etc/sysctl.conf. It will only apply those from /etc/sysctl.d/*. Since the settings of /etc/sysctl.conf shipped by procps-ng have become kernel defaults anyway, Arch Devs have decided to deprecate this file.
Upon upgrading to procps-ng-3.3.8-3, you will be prompted to move any changes you made to /etc/sysctl.conf intto /etc/sysctl.d. [b:uzxmnr4k]If you never customized /etc/sysctl.conf, you have nothing to do.[/b:uzxmnr4k]
The best way to take care of this quickly is by running:
sudo pacman -Syu sudo mv /etc/sysctl.conf.pacsave /etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf
As you can see, this is an easy, quickfix and shouldn’t present any problems. But, should you have any questions or run into any issues we’re here to help in anyway we can. Just reply here or visit the [IRC Channel[/url:uzxmnr4k]