Large files under ubuntu do not appear to work

Chris Cheney ccheney at
Fri Mar 27 02:36:51 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 13:57 +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 08:13 +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> > TBH, I just bursted into a laugh attack....for easyiness: 500 Gigabytes
> > as written on a Harddrive label are not the same as 500 Gigabytes
> > transfered over the Network (when you know HD vendor definition: kilo ==
> > 1000 and Network vendor definition normally kilo == 1024)
> > 
> The latter isn't true either.
> Network speeds are generally in thousands of bits per second and
> multiples thereof.
> The primary users of binary multiples is the RAM industry, since it's a
> fundamental multiple of how RAM works.

Or anything relating in any way to storage other than hard drive sizes
themselves, such as the size of sectors on various media
(hd/optical/etc), filesystem blocks, filesystem overall size and file
size limitations, etc.


More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list