Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/kern
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: source-changes
Date: 08/06/2006 14:43:21
On Sun, 6 Aug 2006, John Hawkinson wrote:

> (I don't maintain that this is a likely sort of thing
> to do, or that most change timecounters often enough for it to matter
> [or do they?], but I am annoyed at the loss of flexibility for no
> apparent material gain.)

I think you're probably right, so I've reverted the change.

> iii)	I think it sets a bad precedent to go around humanizing
> 	numbers without a lot of care and thought.

That's probably why it's only used in two places in the kernel 
(format_bytes() and lapic_calibrate_timer()).  I had wondered.

Ben Harris                                                   <>
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