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Bug 159195

Summary: Hugepages does not get allocated for Oracle 10g
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: Boris Mironov <bmironov>
Component: kernelAssignee: Larry Woodman <lwoodman>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Boris Mironov 2005-05-31 13:35:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
Oracle 10g database is certified to run on RHEL4 with no changes.
Unfortunately, my system can not use settings that work fine under RHEL3. Namely, I was able to use hugepages.

Under RHEL4 'cat /proc/meminfo' shows no usage of hugepages after Oracle instance starts. At same time a lot of swapping take place.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.9-5.0.5.ELsmp

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start kernel with hugepages=500 parameter
2. start Oracle 10g
3. 
  

Actual Results:  /proc/meminfo shows no usage of hugepages

Expected Results:  some hugepages should be allocated by Oracle instance

Additional info:

Regarding to numerous postings about SLES9 kernel 2.6 works fine for Oracle inside hugepages

Comment 1 Boris Mironov 2005-05-31 13:36:30 UTC
Hello,

I've filed this problem with Oracle as TAR# 4405454.992

Best regards,
Boris

Comment 2 Boris Mironov 2005-05-31 16:04:00 UTC
*** Bug 159154 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Boris Mironov 2005-05-31 16:04:48 UTC
*** Bug 159207 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Boris Mironov 2005-05-31 16:06:19 UTC
Hello,

Sorry guys it seems that 'Refresh' button repopulated my bug.

Boris

Comment 5 Boris Mironov 2005-06-06 01:27:16 UTC
Hello,

Oracle forwarded me to Metalink document 262004.1 (Title: Configuring RHEL 3 
and Oracle 9iR2 with Hugetlb and Remap_file_pages). It works for Oracle 10g 
under RHEL 4.

This bug could be closed.

Thanks,
Boris

Comment 6 Suzanne Hillman 2005-06-07 19:44:02 UTC
Closing as per comment #5.