[PATCH] use KB instead of kB for traffic counters

Gioele Barabucci gioele at svario.it
Wed Mar 18 13:24:09 GMT 2009

Alexander Belchenko wrote:
> KiB is not better: it's not widely used and eats one more character (i).
While KiB is not as used as KB, but it's more and more used. Many linux 
utilities use KiB right now.

Also, one more character in the traffic counter is not that important.

Last, it costs almost nothing to follow what BIPM and NIST asks.

«BIPM (the International Bureau of Weights and Measures which maintains SI) 
expressly prohibits the binary prefix usage, and recommends the use of the 
IEC prefixes as an alternative since computing units are not included in SI. 
The binary definition of the prefixes k, M, G etc is not permitted by the 
United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).»

Gioele Barabucci <gioele at svario.it>

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