Ubuntu Policy: prefixes for multiples of units

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 25 11:51:20 BST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 01:57:51PM -0600, Neal McBurnett wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 08:28:36PM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 12:16 -0600, Neal McBurnett wrote:
> > > On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 06:26:12PM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > > I've never heard of this sort of unofficial policy - where has it been
> > > documented?
> > 
> > That's kind of the point of an unofficial policy, it's never been
> > documented, we've just practised it.
> Yeah - I could have been clearer there.  In the absense of a written
> policy, e.g., listing documented examples of that practice, where
> Ubuntu has previously tread in this area, would be very helpful.  That
> is why I brought some bug reports into the conversation.

The installer has always used powers of 10 for disk partitioning (almost
entirely consistently; there's a bug with LVM at the moment, but apart
from that) for exactly the reasons Scott cites. This came from Debian
but I agree with it.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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