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On RH 6 and Splunk 6 my searches are consuming lots of CPU

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Using redhat 6, I've noticed that my Splunk instance has searches that are consuming large amounts of CPU and I am experiencing quite a bit of latency. Has anyone else seen this? Is there something I can do to easily mitigate this problem?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'm suspecting Transparent Huge Pages (THP) is enabled, as of RH 6 I believe this was enabled by default to deal with Oracle Databases or Big DATA.

for more information. https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/entry/performance_issues_with_transparent_huge

To disable it:
/sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled = never

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'm suspecting Transparent Huge Pages (THP) is enabled, as of RH 6 I believe this was enabled by default to deal with Oracle Databases or Big DATA.

for more information. https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/entry/performance_issues_with_transparent_huge

To disable it:
/sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled = never

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

We will have an official statement on this in the Splunk documentation shortly. I'll update this comment with appropriate URLs at the proper time.

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