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    SubjectRe: patch for sd.c: fix MB vs. GB
    On Mon, 28 Dec 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

    > > > SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 17916240 [9173 Mi.B] [8.5 GB]
    > > >
    > > > (And if people ask why the difference, then the 9173 is "marketing
    > > > megabytes", and the 8.5Gb is the "real figure".)
    > > >
    > >
    > > No! Let's not add more marketing crap here. Keep MB as real
    > > megabytes!
    >
    > In which case fix Gb to be real gigabytes - one or the other

    And for gods sake make it Giga BYTES (GB), not Giga BITS (Gb).

    Also, while we've at it, fd0 is reported as 1.44M which is an equally
    mixed 2^10*10^3 M

    --
    Henrik Olsen, Dawn Solutions I/S
    URL=http://www.iaeste.dk/~henrik/
    Get the rest there.


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