By rickramsey on Jan 07, 2014
Ed Whalen is the Chief Technologist at Performance Tuning Corp. He knows an awful lot about making databases run faster, including the use of Linux Huge Pages. Here are two of his very helpful resources.
by Ed Whalen, Oracle ACE
Performance issues in large databases are not easy to detect using normal analysis methods such as AWR reports and OS tools such as sar, top, and iostat. And yet, if you configure your memory appropriately in x86 environments, your database can run significantly faster. This article describes you can use Linux Huge Pages to do just that.
Ed covers x86 virtual memory architecture, Linux memory management, and enabling Linux Huge Pages. See the article here.
with Ed Whalen, Oracle ACE
Ed Whalen, Oracle ACE, explains Linux huge pages, the huge performance increase they provide, and how sysadmins and DBA's need to work together to use them properly. Taped at Oracle Open World 2013.
photograph of cliff face in Perry Park, Colorado, copyright Rick Ramsey