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SubjectRe: Changing KB, MB, and GB to KiB, MiB, and GiB in Configure.help.
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> Hell, your kernel isn't even going to barf if the "40GB" disk turns
> out to be 39,501,824, or some other less than 40GB-of-any-flavor
> value. Why do a version of "40GB" that means 40,000,000,000 when
> disks are *never* that size anyway?
>

If you would pay more attention, you can see that on most drives there is
a small note that says: 1MB = 1000000 bytes. This is why the drive
capacity is smaller than the manufacturer says.


> Just because disk manufacturers are, um, creatve, with their marketing
> numbers, do we have to mess with the numbers that are trustworthy?
>
>
> -kb, the Kent who is not so sure he has *ever* seen anything in a
> computer that really was such a big round decimal number, but the Kent
> who sees precise round binary numbers frequently.
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