= B =
BogoMIPS /bo'go-mips/ n.
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.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.