In my opinion, this is going to cause lots of headaches to sysadms and users of all distributions. Currently a glance at the output of "ps -elf" tells everybody (even non-privileged users) how the daemon is configured at runtime.
If configuration migrates into environment, only privileged users can examine it. Imagine a dumb sysadm reports a problem and before you can help him, you have to explain how to dump the environment of a running process, and then try to guess why the environment differs from the one he (or you) expected.
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