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SubjectRe: Configure.help editorial policy
oxymoron@waste.org (Oliver Xymoron)  wrote on 21.12.01 in <Pine.LNX.4.43.0112211438360.16844-100000@waste.org>:

> 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!!!

You've been defrauded. Typical disk GB come up as 1024,000,000 bytes.

Which is bloody awful.

MfG Kai
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