[rrd-users] Re: K Byte notation when using "-b 1024"

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Tue Feb 7 17:02:27 MET 2006

On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 10:46:41AM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:

> > k and K do not mean kilo==1000 vs. kilo==1024.  K means Kelvin.
> Well, in the SI system, no, it doesn't. In traditional computer geek-ish
> usage it does.
> In either case, though, using 'k' for 1024 is wrong; in SI it should be
> e.g., KiB.

That would be IEC, not SI, but yes, KiB is the correct abbreviation.
You are most welcome to write a patch that uses Ki, Mi, Gi, Ti etc
when that -b switch is used.

Alex van den Bogaerdt

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