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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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