BogoMips

<unit> (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.

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Last updated: 1999-05-06

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