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    On Wed, 29 Nov 2000 17:36:12 Marc Mutz wrote:
    > kernel 2.2.17, '/' being a 1k blocksize ext2fs:
    >
    > root@adam:/ > dd if=/dev/zero of=holed.file bs=1000 seek=5000 count=1000
    > 1000+0 records in
    > 1000+0 records out
    > root@adam:/ > ls -l holed.file
    > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6000000 Nov 29 23:33 holed.file
    > root@adam:/ > du -sh holed.file
    > 5.7M holed.file
    >
    > Now that seems funny.

    why is 5.7MB funny with 6000000 bytes ? or are you talking about
    something else? Don't forget that BYTES and thus MEGABYTES are found by
    powers of 2. They do not function like the decimal "bits". quick way to
    do the conversion is divide bytes by 1024 to get Kilobytes and then again
    by 1024 to get Megabytes. This is how it should be displayed. Or am i
    missing the point of your comment?


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