Re: Hugepages - benefits / drawbacks

From: Nuno Souto <>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 08:37:15 +1000
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Yong Huang wrote,on my timestamp of 7/10/2008 3:43 AM:

> The previous DBA setting up the server and database didn't
 > use huge pages. I don't know if he was unaware of it or was  > afraid of the big page size.

My guess is "unaware". Most folks aren't even aware of the problem hugepages address. That sort of knowledge is frowned upon by the point-and-click tuition brigade, nowadays.
And in some cases it's taken care of silently, which is IMO the best way to approach this. Make it part of default settings if the h/w addressing is 64-bit class: that way no one can forget to "click" it on.

Nuno Souto
in sunny Sydney, Australia
Received on Mon Oct 06 2008 - 17:37:15 CDT

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