To Bogomips or not to Bogomips?

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9?= Derrick Balsa (
Thu, 21 May 1998 17:33:05 -0100

Hi Pavel,

Pavel Machek wrote:
> No. Please show bogomips every time: we are not interested how fast
> cpu clock is, we are interested how fast it performs. And bogomips
> indicator already shown few performance leaks to me (like L1 cache
> off), which would be undetected by MHz rating as MHz do not depend on
> L1 setting.
> > Bogomips should be kept internally because there is kernel code that
> > still depends on it for accurate timing, I think. Reporting it in
> > /proc/cpuinfo is another issue, IMHO.
> Please keep it. If someone wants to know MHz, get that userland
> utility. But keep bogomips in kernel.

Bogomips will still be reported every time at kernel boot time. If
anybody wants to check it, just do "dmesg".

André Balsa

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