Re: Question on BogoMIPS

Fire Dragon (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 12:50:17 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 14 Apr 1997, Steve McIntyre wrote:

> Yes, same here. The _really_ weird thing I've seen is problems with
> negative results from ping:
> hammer:~$ ping localhost
> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=-12.-1 ms
> round-trip min/avg/max = -24.-5/61356664.9/1.9 ms

that is strange and I just tried with my 2.0.30 cyrix only patched and I
havent see this yet... going to try to overload the interface some time
and send 10,000 packets and see what happens...

what may be happening is an integer has wrapped due to there being such a
sort time in the pings...

probably want to check the source code to ping first though...

> I'm now back to a non-patched kernel and it's working normally-ish...

;) never seen a normally-ish kernel before. Is that anything like
a good bugfree kernel?


Fire Dragon

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