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SubjectRe: Configure.help editorial policy
On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 22, 2001 at 09:10:33AM +1300, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> > And disks by the GB where GB == 1000^3 so I don't see any problem in
> > moving from KB to KiB and friends ESPECIALLY AS THEY ARE STANDARDIZED
> > BEYOND THE KERNEL and nothing will change this.
>
> If you think GB == 1000^3, then please go "correct" all the DRAM
> manufacturers out in the world. They just sent me 1GB of ram and
> it's coming up as 1073741824 bytes. Please help! They have no
> option for GiB!!!

If you think GB == 1024^3, then please go "correct" all the disk
manufacturers out in the world. They just sent me 1GB of disk and
it's coming up as 1000000000 bytes. Please help! They have no
option for GiB!!!

It's already clear that the terminology is internally inconsistent, now we
can either clarify it or live with the existing confusion.

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