What is required for an application or program to be able to take advantage of hugepages?

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To take advantage of hugepages, an application needs to use the shmget() or shmat() type system calls. Examples of the use of the system call are available in the kernel-doc package in the file /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.6.9/Documentation/vm/hugetlbpage.txt

An alternative of using shmget() type system calls is to mount a ...

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