Posted on January 10, 2013

What ever happened to power-of-2 kilobytes?

From the resize2fs man page:

when kilobytes is used above, I mean real, power-of-2 kilobytes, (i.e., 1024 bytes), which some politically correct folks insist should be the stupid-sounding ”kibibytes”.

The same holds true for megabytes, also sometimes known as “mebibytes”, or gigabytes, as the amazingly silly “gibibytes”.

Makes you want to gibber, doesn’t it?

I’m loving being back on Linux.