BogoMIPS The Number Of Million Times A Second A Processor Can Do Absolutely Nothing.

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The number of million times a second a
processor can do absolutely nothing. The Linux OS measures
BogoMIPS at startup in order to calibrate some soft timing loops
that will be used later on; details at the BogoMIPS mini-HOWTO. The name
Linus chose, of course, is an ironic comment on the uselessness of
all other MIPS figures.