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SubjectRe: Configure.help editorial policy
On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 03:47:50PM -0500, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:

On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 06:36:22PM -0200, Rik van Riel wrote:

> Also, a GB of disk space really is 2^10 * 10^6 ...
>
> Better make sure we get it consistent ... *runs like hell*

I always thought they'd like to count the size of disks in bits...
man, don't you really want on of those new 240Gbit disks? I hear
they can pull in a sustained 200Gbit/s on reads!

But what Rik points out shows that right now there is ambiguity
BECAUSE OF LACK OF STANDARDIZATION --- because GB is vague at the very
best, disk manufactures get to claim nice marketing numbers.

As for bits/second sort of thing, this is common in networking of
course, especially when they talk about raw data rate and ignore
framing overhead and such like.


--cw
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