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authorAhmed S. Darwish <darwish.07@gmail.com>2011-02-20 20:08:35 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-02-21 15:07:04 -0800
commit7a19a237d54e3f209d543b69b27f24a23b335c40 (patch)
tree8ca68f9676259c6b5e63c1d73a3bef9684248e98 /Documentation
parent6f21e64630d8378b64f2ad25c0b291725a00a40c (diff)
Documentation: explain [KMG] parameter suffix
The '[KMG]' suffix is commonly described after a number of kernel parameter values documentation. Explicitly state its semantics. Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <darwish.07@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index 050b0e56431..66771a34f18 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -144,6 +144,11 @@ a fixed number of characters. This limit depends on the architecture
and is between 256 and 4096 characters. It is defined in the file
./include/asm/setup.h as COMMAND_LINE_SIZE.
+Finally, the [KMG] suffix is commonly described after a number of kernel
+parameter values. These 'K', 'M', and 'G' letters represent the _binary_
+multipliers 'Kilo', 'Mega', and 'Giga', equalling 2^10, 2^20, and 2^30
+bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
acpi= [HW,ACPI,X86]
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface