Re: Getting CPU model and speed without rebooting
On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 04:37:08PM +1000, Ian Perry wrote:
| None of my machines give MHz... only bogomips
| Next Question.... What is a bogomip ???
bogus million instructions per second. It is a way of estimating the
CPU speed. See the FAQ on kernel.org for a more detailed explanation.
BogoMIPS were invented because not all CPUs report their speed, or
report it correctly. I have an old i486 (25MHz) here and
/proc/cpuinfo doesn't know the name, vendor, model, or speed. All it
knows is that it is in family 4 and has a bogomips value of 12.41 (and
that there is no FPU on it).
BogoMIPS is related to CPU speed, but it isn't a direct correleation
and is dependent on the CPU model. (see the table in that FAQ)