Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/kern
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: source-changes
Date: 08/06/2006 02:12:24
On Aug 6,  1:57am, jhawk@MIT.EDU (John Hawkinson) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/kern

| Christos Zoulas <> wrote on Sun,  6 Aug 2006
| at 05:09:21 +0000 in <eb3ti1$h7b$>:
| > >I'm just afraid such not-so-meaningful digits might confuse
| > >some users.
| > 
| > I agree with that assessment.
| You're kidding? Surely users will say "look, it's a big number," and
| go on with their lives. If the presence of big numbers confuses them,
| they probably have serious other problems we can't fix.
| I agree with Perry's assessment that it is nice to have the raw data.
| I'd much rather the OS not make decisions for me about what is
| significant and what is not.

Filtering signal from noise is important. I don't think that the average
user knows which part of the number is significant.