On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 01:30:29PM -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 8:18 PM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote:
> > and the units were copied when pg_size_pretty() was implemented.  These
> > units are based on the International System of Units (SI)/metric.
> > However, the SI system is power-of-10-based, and we just re-purposed
> > them to be 1024 or 2^10-based.
> >
> > However, that is not the end of the story.
> Sure it is.  The behavior of the code matches the documentation.  The
> documentation describes one of several reasonable behaviors.  Full
> stop.
> > I am thinking Postgres 10 would be a good time to switch to KB as a
> > 1024-based prefix.  Unfortunately, there is no similar fix for MB, GB,
> > etc.  'm' is 'milli' so there we never used mB, so in JEDEC and Metric,
> > MB is ambiguous as 1000-based or 1024-based.
> I think this would be a backward compatibility break that would
> probably cause confusion for years.  I think we can add new functions
> that behave differently, but I oppose revising the behavior of the
> existing functions ... and I *definitely* oppose adding new
> behavior-changing GUCs.  The result of that will surely be chaos.

Can you read up through August 1 and then reply?

  Bruce Momjian  <br...@momjian.us>        http://momjian.us
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