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> > I am running linux on the 120Mhz Cyrix-6x86 (P150+). THe Cyrix gives
> > me bogomips of 119.6 which about reflects the 4-5x speedup I see
> > compared to my old 486dx2-66. (Sorry I have no Pentiums to compare it
> > to.) The compilation of a kernel setup whose final zImage is ~500k
> > (compiled with "make dep clean zImage") takes ~11 minutes on the
> > otherwise mostly idle system with 32Mb ram and no swap.
>
> My Pentium-166 with 32Mb EDO and 512kb PB cache gets 66.15 BogoMips
> and does 'make dep clean zlilo modules modules_install' in under
> 10 minutes (approx 9:30).
>
> I think this shows how BOGUS BogoMips are :-)
>

Though comparing kernel compile times is just as bogus... Specially if
you omit important stuff like if you have SCSI or not, etc....

Just for an example.. I just timed the compile of a 2.0 kernel on
my Pentium 90 and got it done in about 8 minutes... (36.04 Bogo MIPS)

So something MUST be wrong with your Pentium 166 :) :)

(Just as a note, this was without Network, aout support, or any other
file systems but ext2... bootable, but not especially usefull :))

Ben


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