(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).
bogon /boh’gon/ (By analogy with proton/electron/neutron, but doubtless reinforced after 1980 by the similarity to Douglas Adams’s “Vogons”) 1. The elementary particle of bogosity (see quantum bogodynamics). For instance, “the Ethernet is emitting bogons again” means that it is broken or acting in an erratic or bogus fashion. 2. A query packet sent from a […]
a dark-colored Australian moth, Agrostis infusa, used by Aborigines as food. noun an edible dark-coloured Australian noctuid moth, Agrotis infusa