Re: Question on BogoMIPS

Steve McIntyre (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 20:08:55 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 14 Apr 1997, Fire Dragon wrote:

>> 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?

The only problem I have now is a heat sink/fan combination that's too
small so every now and again things will randomly oops. I'm looking for a
replacement now.

Steve McIntyre, CURS Secretary, Cambridge, UK.
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