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<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.

BogoMips MiniHowto (http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/mini/BogoMips.html).


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