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Huge pages would be useful in a situation where you needed a huge amount of information to be written in the same block. It can relate to the strategy for disk writes and can be significant for caching. Like all configuration options, it makes no sense if your use case does not fit. So the answer is, workload that actually needs a huge ton of data in the ...


It turns out that the files in /var/lib/rpm with db in their names are not Berkeley database files. The files with no db in their names are Berkeley database files. So trying to open a file named __db.001 is the wrong thing to do. (Thought about just deleting the question, but other people may run into this).

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