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Re: [libvirt] [PATCHv2 01/15] docs: use correct terminology for 1024 bytes

On 03/06/2012 01:34 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
Yes, I like kilobytes better than kibibytes (when I say kilobytes,
I generally mean 1024).  But since the term is ambiguous, it can't
hurt to say what we mean, by using both the correct name and
calling out the numeric equivalent.

* src/libvirt.c (virDomainGetMaxMemory, virDomainSetMaxMemory)
(virDomainSetMemory, virDomainSetMemoryFlags)
(virNodeGetFreeMemory): Tweak wording.
* docs/formatdomain.html.in: Likewise.
* docs/formatstorage.html.in: Likewise.

v2: separate doc changes out early

  docs/formatdomain.html.in  |   15 ++++++++-------
  docs/formatstorage.html.in |    8 ++++++--
  src/libvirt.c              |   10 +++++-----
  3 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/formatstorage.html.in b/docs/formatstorage.html.in
index 0dcf6df..93d8ab2 100644
--- a/docs/formatstorage.html.in
+++ b/docs/formatstorage.html.in
@@ -236,8 +236,12 @@
          By default this is specified in bytes, but an optional
          <code>unit</code>  can be specified to adjust the passed value.
-        Values can be: 'K' (kilobytes), 'M' (megabytes), 'G' (gigabytes),
-        'T' (terabytes), 'P' (petabytes), or 'E' (exabytes).
+        Values can be: 'K' (kibibytes, 2<sup>10</sup>  or 1024), 'M'

I'd probably write this as (kibibytes, 2<sup>10</sup> or 1024 bytes) to be a little more specific, but it should be clear enough without it.

+        (mebibytes, 2<sup>20</sup>  or 1,048,576), 'G' (gibibytes,
+        2<sup>30</sup>  or 1,073,741,824), 'T' (tebibytes,
+        2<sup>40</sup>  or 1,099,511,627,776), 'P' (pebibytes,
+        2<sup>50</sup>  or 1,125,899,906,842,624), or 'E' (exbibytes,
+        2<sup>60</sup>  or 1,152,921,504,606,846,976).
          <span class="since">Since 0.4.1</span></dd>
        <dd>Providing the logical capacity for the volume. This value is



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