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Re: [opensuse] lsm space giveth and space taketh away: missing space?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <carlos.e.r@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 14:17:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <4C7F95C7.7040801@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On 2010-09-02 13:15, Dave Howorth wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:
No, they use 1KB = 1000 B - which is the correct usage.

Tiny pedantic correction. The SI prefix is 'k' rather than 'K'. Plus
there's a space between the quantity and the unit. So in SI it's 1 kB
rather than 1KB

According to

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix

1 KB would be using the JEDEC convention rather than SI and would mean
1024 bytes. Or would be a typo.

probably JEDED is using the old definition, not accepting the new one:

In December 2002 JEDEC, a leading standards organization in the
microelectronics industry, mentioned the IEC prefixes in their Terms,
Definitions, and Letter Symbols for Microcomputers, Microprocessors, and
Memory Integrated Circuits document. This document defines "kilo," "mega,"
and "giga" with binary multipliers. A "Note" to this definition then states
that that definition is only presented "to reflect common usage", and quotes
the IEC in describing t

...

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the semiconductor engineering
standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), continues
to include the customary binary definitions of kilo, mega and giga in their
Terms, Definitions, and Letter Symbols document[58], and uses those
definitions in later memory standards[59][61][62][63][60] (See also JEDEC
memory standards.)



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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))
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