Andres Freund <> writes:
> On October 12, 2016 1:25:54 PM PDT, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> A little bit of research suggests that on Linux the thing to do would
>> be to get the actual default hugepage size by reading /proc/meminfo and
>> looking for a line like "Hugepagesize:       2048 kB".

> We had that, but Heikki ripped it out when merging... I think you're supposed 
> to use /sys to get the available size.

According to
looking into /proc/meminfo is the longer-standing API and thus is
likely to work on more kernel versions.  Also, if you look into
/sys then you are going to see multiple possible values and it's
not clear how to choose the right one.

                        regards, tom lane

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