permission denied running sysctl -a

Bug #892563 reported by Gábor Lipták on 2011-11-19
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
procps (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I see this following "permission denied" errors:

root@machine:/etc/sysctl.d# sysctl -a | grep error:
error: permission denied on key 'vm.compact_memory'
error: "Invalid argument" reading key "fs.binfmt_misc.register"
error: permission denied on key 'net.ipv4.route.flush'
error: permission denied on key 'net.ipv6.route.flush'

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: procps 1:3.2.8-10ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Nov 19 14:12:56 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: procps
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-15 (35 days ago)
modified.conffile..etc.sysctl.conf: [modified]
mtime.conffile..etc.sysctl.conf: 2011-04-30T18:51:36.309735

Gábor Lipták (gliptak) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in procps (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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