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authorRobert Elliott <>2016-12-22 14:50:49 -0600
committerJens Axboe <>2017-01-02 18:19:49 -0700
commit420b104a3f6ba4328b6b167808f71bb7849102ec (patch)
tree8fe2a95ac6c43b88f58819c451582ee09d60d240 /README
parentaf7f87cb59fb3fc29a7d9f56f03f7b42680a45f2 (diff)
Clean up unit prefixes for binary multiples in comments and prints
Change comments and prints that are referring to values based on binary multiples to use IEC 80000-13 prefixes for binary multiples rather than SI prefixes for decimal multiples (e.g., KiB, MiB, and GiB rather than KB, MB, and GB). Includes a fix for the rate_min print that was printing "KB/s" although it was really printing bytes per second. Includes a fix for goptions confusing the PB and TB units (while changing them to PiB and TiB). Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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@@ -233,7 +233,7 @@ sections. The reserved 'global' section is always parsed and used.
The --alloc-size switch allows one to use a larger pool size for smalloc.
If running large jobs with randommap enabled, fio can run out of memory.
Smalloc is an internal allocator for shared structures from a fixed size
-memory pool. The pool size defaults to 16M and can grow to 8 pools.
+memory pool. The pool size defaults to 16MiB and can grow to 8 pools.
NOTE: While running .fio_smalloc.* backing store files are visible in /tmp.