It's called a "Mebibyte", can you believe that!Joe Schmoe wrote:How did the Men in Black get involved in this?
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Memory: 192MB = 192MB total Memory: 190696k/190696k available, 5912k reserved, 0K highmem
Yes, your explanation is wrong and so are your numbers and so it's not even a coincidence!dolson14 wrote:Does this mean my explanation is wrong, and that the equivalent to 128 MiB in MB being the looked-for 122 MB is just by unfortunate coincidence?
I would be amazed if it's not a power-of-2 so without doubt it'll be 256 * 1024 * 1024 bytes in size - i.e your 2nd, and larger, number.Joe Schmoe wrote:Just for the record, can someone authoritatively tell us whether the "256 MB" modules that sits on top of the BCM2835 in the Raspberry Pi contains:
bytes of memory? Inquiring minds want to know...
By the way, I've always thought that there were hard technical reasons why the two main resources on computers - RAM and disk - had to be produced in quantities that were powers of two. But maybe that's no longer true. Could they, in fact, produce memory and/or disk in any old say they want? Say, a 773,123 bytes of RAM chip?