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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.[01] and BogoMips
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Pat Verner <pat@isis.co.za> writes:

> I have Linux running on several older Pentium machines - Pentium -166
> MHz and Pentium - 120 Mhz.
>
> Under kernel 2.2.13+ these machines report a BogoMips of 66 or 47
> respectively; suddenly under kernel 2.4.[01] the speed is suddenly
> reported as 332 and 238 respectively.
>
> Has there been a change in the definition of "BogoMips"?

AFAIK bogomips is just an internal delay calibration variable and not
something used to test the speed of the cpu, rather just how long a
certain loop takes to execute.


Øyvind Jægtnes

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