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SubjectRe: strange BogoMIPS value
On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 10:39:27AM -0500, Erik McKee wrote:
> It seems as if linux 2.2.17 is calculating a strange value for my bogomips
> value. I thought is was supposed to be somewhere near the processor
> speed. Perhaps I am missing something?

In 2.3.x they changed the BogoMIPS algorithm. Seems like the change
is reached 2.2 series. Something to do with variable clock speed...

Yes, new bogomips looks similar to twice the clock speed.

I guess the main reason for change was to make Linux run infinite
loops twice as fast...

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marko

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