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SubjectRe: temperature standard - global config option?

> > Kelvin (decikelvin?) is probably a good unit to use in the kernel. If you
> > want something else you convert it in the programs you use to interact
> > with the kernel. This is a usespace issue, I think.
> >
> Decikelvins is a good bet if we feel that fitting into 16 bits is a
> necessary, or the width of things is limited. Otherwise I would go
> for millikelvins on the general principle that creating interfaces too
> narrow is really painful.

Actually there's one good reasons to use milikelvins:

0 Celsius != 2732 deciKelvin, but
0 Celsius == 273150 miliKelvin ;-)

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