Bug 1662510 - unexpect kernel memory info dumped by 'free -h'
Summary: unexpect kernel memory info dumped by 'free -h'
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: procps-ng
Version: 8.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Jan Rybar
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
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Reported: 2018-12-29 05:25 UTC by Li Shuang
Modified: 2018-12-29 20:25 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-12-29 20:25:03 UTC
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Description Li Shuang 2018-12-29 05:25:53 UTC
Description of problem:
On RHEL-8.0, human-readable kernel memory info shown by 'free -h' is as follows:
# free -h
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           62Gi       852Mi        61Gi        17Mi       418Mi        61Gi
Swap:          31Gi          0B        31Gi

But we expect for example '62G', not '62Gi'. It is mentioned in free man page that:
                B = bytes
                K = kibibyte
                M = mebibyte
                G = gibibyte
                T = tebibyte
                P = pebibyte


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL-8.0-20181220.1 ==> kernel-4.18.0-56.el8.x86_64
procps-ng-3.3.15-1.el8.x86_64


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always


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Comment 2 Jan Rybar 2018-12-29 20:25:03 UTC
Hello,

First I would like to denote that no "unexpected kernel memory dump" is involved here.

To see SI units, run 'free -h --si' as per manual page.

Thank you.


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