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From "Marcus Sorensen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Reopened] (CLOUDSTACK-1359) Clarify what we mean by GB in CloudStack documentation
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 02:15:51 GMT


Marcus Sorensen reopened CLOUDSTACK-1359:

      Assignee:     (was: Joe Brockmeier)

You don't have to do it, but I'm going to leave it open for someone to do. Its actually quite
important because 1) most hard disk marketing uses 10^9, so we are out of the norm, and 2)
there have been class action lawsuits over the misuse of GB vs GiB.
> Clarify what we mean by GB in CloudStack documentation
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-1359
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: Doc
>    Affects Versions: pre-4.0.0, 4.0.0
>         Environment: Here is an example page with this issue:
>            Reporter: Mike Tutkowski
>              Labels: documentation
>             Fix For: pre-4.0.0, 4.0.0
> On the example page above, the disksize field lists that that it is in GB.  For some
people GB means 10 raised to the 9th power (1,000,000,000) bytes while for others it means
2 raised to the 30th power (1,073,741,824) bytes.
> Check out Wiki here:
> I recommend we clarify documents to indicate we are talking about a GB being equal to
1,073,741,824 bytes (which is often known as a GiB).

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