What are Huge Pages and the advantages of using them?

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Issue

  • What are Huge Pages and what are the advantages of using them?
  • How do I enable huge pages?
  • Does it require reboot to update the huge page value on the system?
  • How to check hugepage parameter ?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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