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Running 'sysctl -p' Appears To Hang After Changing 'vm.nr_hugepages' (Doc ID 3019505.1)

Last updated on MAY 08, 2024

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 8.1 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [5.4.17] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 After updating vm.nr_hugepages in /etc/sysctl.conf, running # sysctl -p appears to hang and may run for minutes or several hours.

Changes

Updating vm.nr_hugepages in /etc/sysctl.conf due to new memory, DB or hugepages requirements.

Cause

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