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Oracle Linux 6 & 7 virtual guest systems built from template with OS install iso experience ps output hangs due to transparent hugepages being enabled (Doc ID 2529949.1)

Last updated on MAY 15, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64


Oracle Linux 6 and 7 virtual machines experience hangs, as when running the ps command, with processes becoming stuck in D state.

The VMs experiencing this issue are running on a VMWare ESX host, and have been installed with a kickstart template and OL 6 and OL 7 install isos.

The following is seen when checking the process id of one of the hung processes:

 $ cat /proc/17394/wchan


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