SLES9 uses only hugetlb (bigpages is an old feature of some 2.4 kernel).
However, if the kernel parameters are set correctly, you shouldn't need
any "trick" to have a SGA up to 1.7GB (on x86).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gabi Draghici [mailto:gabi.draghici@(protected)]
> Sent: 11 February, 2006 12:14 PM
> To: suse oracle
> Subject: [suse-oracle] methods to increase sga size on SLES 9
> Hello !
> We have Oracle 126.96.36.199 on Sles 9 (SP3) x86 with
> 2.6.5-7.244-bigsmp and 5G of RAM !
> We want to increase the sga from 1G to 1.5 G. Of course when
> we want to start the database we hit
: unable to attach to shared memory segment"
> Now, I've been reading a few documents (most of them for
> RedHat !) about how it can be done and it seems that mainly
> there are 2 ways to do that : hugetlb and bigpages ! Which is
> the best way for sles 9 and how it can be done with the
> minimum loss of performance ?
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