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Richard
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Re: /proc is huge!

#11 Post by Richard » Sun May 06, 2018 10:18 pm

Thanks.
That explains why many documents speak of 128 TiB (although, sometimes labeled as TB)
as the max memory accesible for 64 bit system.
Always thought TiB was just an esoteric way of writing TB; same as GiB and GB.
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Re: /proc is huge!

#12 Post by Mauser » Sun May 06, 2018 11:33 pm

I have 128.0 TiB proc but my HDD is only 4 TB. Either Thunar is falsely reporting the size of proc or somehow the MX team figured out how to defy the laws of physics.

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Re: /proc is huge!

#13 Post by sunrat » Mon May 07, 2018 1:33 am

Richard wrote:Always thought TiB was just an esoteric way of writing TB; same as GiB and GB.
Nope, not the same - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibibyte
The gibibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The binary prefix gibi means 2^30, therefore one gibibyte is equal to 1073741824bytes = 1024 mebibytes.
The gibibyte is closely related to the gigabyte (GB), which is defined by the IEC as 10^9 bytes = 1000000000bytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB.
Some OSs and hardware makers confuse the two anyway. Looking at you, Windows. :p

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Re: /proc is huge!

#14 Post by Richard » Mon May 07, 2018 6:50 am

:) Thanks.
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Re: /proc is huge!

#15 Post by Adrian » Mon May 07, 2018 8:34 am

sunrat wrote:
Richard wrote:Always thought TiB was just an esoteric way of writing TB; same as GiB and GB.
Nope, not the same - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibibyte
The gibibyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The binary prefix gibi means 2^30, therefore one gibibyte is equal to 1073741824bytes = 1024 mebibytes.
The gibibyte is closely related to the gigabyte (GB), which is defined by the IEC as 10^9 bytes = 1000000000bytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB.
Some OSs and hardware makers confuse the two anyway. Looking at you, Windows. :p
Hey, it's been only 20 years since this unit was adopted, cut Windows some slack, they might add it in 20 years or so.

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