Default image target size [Was:Re: Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2012-06-18)]

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Tue Jun 19 17:02:43 UTC 2012

On Tue, 19.06.12 16:42, Andre Robatino (robatino at wrote:

> Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> > Other possibility is to go directly to 1 GiB but we are not sure
> > there's advantage (at least not now).
> You would probably want to make the target 1 GB (SI units), not 1 GiB. The
> capacity of thumb drives is measured in SI units, so a "1 GB" thumb drive really
> is 1000^3 bytes, not 1024^3. (They start out with the binary capacity, but some
> fraction of that is used for overhead, leaving some amount between the SI and
> binary size. Hence the advertising refers to the SI size.)

For those too lazy to calculate the difference between 1 GB and 1 GiB: 1
GB equals 953 MiB. We hence should probably stick to to 950 MiB as new
target image size.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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