Subject: Re: probing CPU speed?
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/18/1998 17:44:18
	It may be dead weight, but it would be nice to get a rough
	rating of CPU 'speed' across ports, something akin to (dare
	I mention it) Linux's bogomips. Even if you're not printing
	out Mhz on the CPU, a bogomips (or similar) rating would
	help you match up CPU to speed.


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On Thu, 19 Nov 1998, Frank van der Linden wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 18, 1998 at 04:44:30PM -0700, Michael K. Sanders wrote:
> > Is there a reason CPU speed isn't printed out along with the type at
> > boot time?
> The CPU speed isn't trivially determined. There'd have to be a speed
> determination loop/timing to do that, something like 'mhz' in lmbench,
> but in-kernel.
> - Frank