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Why is PostgreSQL reporting a higher shared_buffers value than the parameter in the configuaration file when trying to enable huge_pages?

On a 7.5 GB host (Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS), I have allocated 3 GB to shared_buffers: postgres=# SHOW shared_buffers; shared_buffers ---------------- 3GB (1 row) with: postgres@my-host:~$ cat /etc/...