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Old 08-01-2004, 09:35 AM   #1
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Re-compiling Kernel - Dumb question, but I have to ask...


This is a stupid question, but I hope by asking, I won't have to again!

I am doing some pre-work to set up Oracle 10g on FC2, and there is an issue with a shared memory error where you can set up sometng calles HUGETLBFS. I have come across what needs to be done on a couple of websites, but the instructions are not detailed enough for a newbie like me:

To enable hugetlbpages, first you need 2.6 kernel, and then you need to recompile it with the following config options enabled:


Can anyone tell me where I put these settings, and how to re-compile?

Many thanks....

Old 08-01-2004, 10:05 AM   #2
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another good guide;

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Old 08-01-2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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the is in the source /usr/src/linux source/.config

cd into /usr/src/linux source
type :make clean
type: make menucofig

browse the kernel config


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