Disable Transparent Huge Pages(THP) persistently not working on RHEL7

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Issue

  • Need assistance to disable Transparent Huge Pages(THP) persistently in RHEL7.
  • After disabling Transparent Huge Page, still see values on "HugePages" in /proc/meminfo which are expected to return 0.
$cat /proc/meminfo |grep HugePages
AnonHugePages:     81920 kB                
HugePages_Total:       0
HugePages_Free:        0
HugePages_Rsvd:        0
HugePages_Surp:        0
Hugepagesize:       2048 kB  

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • Prior to tuned-2.5.1-4.el7
  • Vmware Virtual Platform

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