Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
* Eduard Bloch <email@example.com> [070611 22:27]:
> > Can you tell me in which cases you would make a different decision if this was
> > either 2134*1000 or 2134*1024 bytes?
> > In either case, ~ 2 million bytes suits your requirement, or it doesn't.
> > This sounds to me like solving a non-problem, unless you can of course tell me
> > in which situations adding the "B" or "iB" in the field above would solve a
> > real question.
> Excuse me? Pretty simple example: you have only 2.03 GB (real GB)
> remaining free space (seen in some disk info tool) on your harddisk and
> you are fetching a 2GB file (2 fake GB, 2GiB in fact). So what, it
> breaks about 99% and displays some very unexpected message.
Isn't uncompressed size filesystem dependent? (At least the space the
package will need when being installed will be).
Bernhard R. Link