tags 471323 - patch thanks On Monday 17 March 2008, Robert Millan wrote: > This patch allows partman to accept kiB / MiB / etc suffixes that > represent powers of 1024. The problem ATM is that some dialogs already take input in *iB without making it explicit. A related problem is probably that some utilities expect different units than others. Note that multiplying by 1024 is completely wrong if an underlying utility already expects its input to be in *iB! I personally also find the usage of *iB confusing. IMO we'd need to carefully explain what the units actually are. Before a patch like this could even be considered, we'd have to - check what type of units each utility expects - decide how we want to communicate with users: in the units used by the underlying utilities, or in standardized units; the first would have the advantage that input matches manual setup and output in the syslog - check what's needed to correctly display defaults - and only _then_ make changes in the code Because of these issues, I'm removing the patch tag.
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