BogoMIPS

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Mar 7 15:34:00 GMT 2007


On Mar  7 15:19, Dave Korn wrote:
> On 07 March 2007 15:14, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 
> > On Mar  7 14:31, Dave Korn wrote:
> >> Why are you asking?
> > 
> > For fun.  To add the value to /proc/cpuinfo
> 
>   Well, you could always estimate it from the clock speed and the table of
> approximate conversion factors based on CPU type in 3.2 of the BogoMIPS
> mini-HOWTO.
> 
> (http://tldp.org/HOWTO/BogoMips/bogo-faq.html)

Hmm, yeah, that looks sufficient.

> >> On 07 March 2007 14:26, Dave Korn wrote:
> >>   Oh, found this in the bogomips mini-howto:
> > 
> > Thanks.  Unfortunately the algorithm is under GPL.
> 
>   ???  Do I need to TITTLL to ask you why that's a problem?  I thought that
> cygwin /was/ GPL already...?

Cygwin is under the Cygwin license.  If you integrate GPL code, it's
GPLed.  That's ok for almost everybody, just not for Red Hat.  See the
last paragraph on http://cygwin.com/licensing.html.


Corinna

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