From d59aa7802c701008e9096e1273ac51a0fb36581c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jens Axboe
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:32:43 -0600
Subject: [PATCH] exp: update man page and HOWTO
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe
---
HOWTO | 15 ++++++++++++++-
fio.1 | 28 +++++++++++++++++++++-------
2 files changed, 35 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
diff --git a/HOWTO b/HOWTO
index e770b99d..57911b43 100644
--- a/HOWTO
+++ b/HOWTO
@@ -253,7 +253,20 @@ machine.
This section describes in details each parameter associated with a job.
Some parameters take an option of a given type, such as an integer or
-a string. The following types are used:
+a string. Anywhere a numeric value is required, an arithmetic expression
+may be used, provided it is surrounded by parentheses. Supported operators
+are:
+
+ addition (+)
+ subtraction (-)
+ multiplication (*)
+ division (/)
+ modulus (%)
+ exponentiation (^)
+
+For time values in expressions, units are microseconds by default. This is
+different than for time values not in expressions (not enclosed in
+parentheses). The following types are used:
str String. This is a sequence of alpha characters.
time Integer with possible time suffix. In seconds unless otherwise
diff --git a/fio.1 b/fio.1
index 01c7cec0..b4dec915 100644
--- a/fio.1
+++ b/fio.1
@@ -117,13 +117,27 @@ may override any parameter set in global sections.
.SS Types
Some parameters may take arguments of a specific type.
Anywhere a numeric value is required, an arithmetic expression may be used,
-provided it is surrounded by parentheses.
-Supported operators are
-addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, modulus, and exponentiation.
-For time values in expressions
-units are microseconds by default. This is different than for time
-values not in expressions (not enclosed in parentheses).
-The types used are:
+provided it is surrounded by parentheses. Supported operators are:
+.RS
+.RS
+.TP
+.B addition (+)
+.TP
+.B subtraction (-)
+.TP
+.B multiplication (*)
+.TP
+.B division (/)
+.TP
+.B modulus (%)
+.TP
+.B exponentiation (^)
+.RE
+.RE
+.P
+For time values in expressions, units are microseconds by default. This is
+different than for time values not in expressions (not enclosed in
+parentheses). The types used are:
.TP
.I str
String: a sequence of alphanumeric characters.
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