Setup HugePages in an Guest Does Not Work with Oracle VM 2.1 or 2.1.1 (Doc ID 728063.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 to 2.2.1 [Release OVM21 to OVM221]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 11-Jan-2011***
***Checked for relevance on 17-Jun-2012***


Symptoms

In a Hardware Virtualized (HVM), Paravirtualized HVM (PVHVM) or Paravirtualized (PV) guest on Oracle VM you are trying to setup HugePages as described in e.g.: <Note.317141.1>

After reboot you find out that there have been no HugePages allocated by the System.

# cat /proc/meminfo
..
HugePages_Total:     0
HugePages_Free:      0
Hugepagesize:     2048 kB

Cause

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