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The Quintessential Linux Benchmark

Wim van Dorst Issue #21, January 1996 When Linux boots, it displays a “BogoMips” number. What does that mean? Is the number displayed correct? What use is the infromation? This quintessential part of Linux is demystified in this article. Some device drivers in the Linux kernel need timing delays. Either they need a very short delay, or the delay must ...

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