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[lvm-devel] Re: [PATCH 2/3] differentiate between S.I. and binary units in output



On Mon, Sep 28 2009 at  8:49am -0400,
Alasdair G Kergon <agk redhat com> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 05:33:46PM +0200, Daniel Mierswa wrote:
> > For binary based uints:
> >  Long output strings (unsed) will be Kibibyte, Mebibyte, etc.
> >  Short output strings will be KiB, MiB, etc.
> >  Unit output strings will be lower-cased: k, m, g, etc.
> >  Sectors determined by division with 512 will be suffixed with s.
> > For S.I. based units:
> >  Long output strings (unused) will be Kilobyte, Megabyte, etc.
> >  Short output strings will be kB, MB, GB, etc.
> >  Unit output strings will be upper-cased: K, M, G, etc.
> >  Sectors determined by division with 500 will be suffixed with S.
> 
> Bytes, Units and Sectors are special cases - in a separate group.
> A sector is always 512 bytes.  I don't see any need to support 500-byte
> sectors.

I agree that 500-byte sectors aren't meaningful but I added support for
them a few months ago to be consistent, see:
http://sources.redhat.com/git/?p=lvm2.git;a=commit;h=69da2ac0


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