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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scsi/sd: Fix capacity output to show MB/GB/TB/...
On 31/08/08 15:25, Ingo Oeser wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
>
> On Sunday 31 August 2008, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> BTW, I do appreciate Simon's point about df showing a different number.
>> How about we print:
>>
>> sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] 1099511627776 512-byte hardware sectors (563TB / 512TiB)
>>
>> (or perhaps a more realistic number ...)
>>
>> sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] 976562500000 512-byte hardware sectors (500TB / 455TiB)
>>
>> It's perhaps a more gentle way of informing our users that they may not
>> have quite as much capacity as they thought they had.
>
> Great idea! As a user/admin I would find this the best one of all.
>
> 1. All variants given.
> 2. Correct scientific units used.

I oppose all the "iB" forms. Has anyone tried pronouncing these?
Pee-bee-bytes?

Alternatively we could just remove the part in brackets from the message...

--
Simon Arlott


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