BogoMIPS

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BogoMips definition

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(From "bogus", "MIPS") The timing unit of the Linux kernel.
A BogoMips is an unscientific measurement of processor speed made by the Linux kernel when it boots, to calibrate an internal busy-loop.
BogoMips MiniHowto (http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/mini/BogoMips.html).
(1999-05-06)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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