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Date:	Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:07:35 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <>
To:	David Rientjes <>
Cc:	Borislav Petkov <>,
	Prarit Bhargava <>,,,
	Matt Fleming <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86, efi: print debug values in Kib not MB

On Tue, 2014-07-29 at 15:42 -0700, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jul 2014, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 06:32:56PM -0400, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
> > > and it was best to keep the code simple with a KiB.
> > 
> > You're missing the point - the output doesn't get simple with KiB. Read
> > the example I just gave you!
> > 
> > (13893632kiB) is actively *not* helping when one looks at it!
> > 
> /proc/meminfo must be frustrating then, too.
> If Prarit is going to implement this suggested reverse memparse() then it 
> would be nice to also have it as a generic function that others can use.

Maybe yet another vsprintf extension?

Maybe %pH<vartype> where vartype is one of [hh, h, u, ul, ull]
with something like
	u64 t1 = (u64)*(appropriate cast)vartype;
	u64 t2 = t1;
	int index = 0;
	while ((t1 >>= 10)) {
		t2 >>= 10;
to output the equivalent of
	%llu%s, t2, "bkmgtpezy"[index]
ala dump_pagetables

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