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SubjectPROBLEM: KB->KiB, MB -> MiB, ... (IEC 60027-2)
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Hello,
according to http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/lkml/reporting-bugs.html
[1.] One line summary of the problem:
KB->KiB, MB -> MiB, ... (IEC 60027-2 Letter symbols to be used in electrical
technology – Part 2)
[2.] Full description of the problem/report:
kernel: 2.6.19
linux: gentoo

after
#dmesg
I find somethings like it

Memory: 515992k/524224k available (1909k kernel code, 7684k reserved, 768k
data, 172k init, 0k highmem)
virtual kernel memory layout:
fixmap : 0xfffb7000 - 0xfffff000 ( 288 kB)
vmalloc : 0xe0800000 - 0xfffb5000 ( 503 MB)
lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xdfff0000 ( 511 MB)
.init : 0xc03a0000 - 0xc03cb000 ( 172 kB)
.data : 0xc02dd6d6 - 0xc039d8f4 ( 768 kB)
.text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc02dd6d6 (1909 kB)
...
hdb: max request size: 512KiB
hdb: 488397168 sectors (250059 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=30401/255/63,
UDMA(100)
hdb: cache flushes supported
hdb: hdb1 hdb2 hdb3
hdc: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2000kB Cache, UDMA(66)

Should be everywere KiB, MiB, GiB, ... according to IEC 60027-2

http://www.iec.ch/zone/si/si_bytes.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibibyte

[3.] Keywords (i.e., modules, networking, kernel):
modules, networking, kernel,... everywere
[4.] Kernel version (from /proc/version):
Linux version 2.6.19-gentoo-r4 (root@athlonik) (gcc version 4.1.1 (Gentoo
4.1.1-r3)) #1 Fri Jan 19 22:22:39 CET 2007
[5.] Output of Oops.. message (if applicable) with symbolic information
resolved (see Documentation/oops-tracing.txt)
none
[6.] A small shell script or example program which triggers the
problem (if possible)
dmesg | grep -E '(KB)|(KiB)|(MB)'
[7.] Environment
linux
[7.1.] Software (add the output of the ver_linux script here)
[7.2.] Processor information (from /proc/cpuinfo):
cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 6
model : 8
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) XP
stepping : 1
cpu MHz : 1666.742
cache size : 256 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow ts
bogomips : 3335.02
[7.3.] Module information (from /proc/modules):
not important
[7.4.] Loaded driver and hardware information (/proc/ioports, /proc/iomem)
not important
[7.5.] PCI information ('lspci -vvv' as root)
not important
[7.6.] SCSI information (from /proc/scsi/scsi)
not important
[7.7.] Other information that might be relevant to the problem
(please look in /proc and include all information that you
think to be relevant):
not important
[X.] Other notes, patches, fixes, workarounds:
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” - Neil
Armstrong


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