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From: "Ahmed S. Darwish" <darwish.07@gmail.com>
To: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH -next] Documentation: Explain the [KMG] parameters suffix
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:45:04 +0200
Message-ID: <20110206174504.GA23024@laptop> (raw)

(Also applicable over 2.6.38-rc3)

The '[KMG]' suffix is commonly described after a number of kernel
parameter values documentation.  Explicitly state its semantics.

Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <darwish.07@gmail.com>
---

diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 89835a4..3deedce 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -144,6 +144,11 @@ a fixed number of characters. This limit depends on the architecture
 and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
 ./include/asm/setup.h as COMMAND_LINE_SIZE.
 
+Finally, the [KMG] suffix is commonly described after a number of kernel
+parameter values. These 'K', 'M', and 'G' letters represent the _binary_
+multipliers 'Kilo', 'Mega', and 'Giga', equalling 2^10, 2^20, and 2^30
+bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
+
 
 	acpi=		[HW,ACPI,X86]
 			Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

regards,

-- 
Darwish
http://darwish.07.googlepages.com

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-02-06 17:45 Ahmed S. Darwish [this message]
2011-02-07  4:40 ` [PATCH] Documentation: log_buf_len accepts [KMG] Randy Dunlap
2011-02-07 11:40   ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2011-02-07 15:51     ` Randy Dunlap

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