linux knows what style of cpu it is running on and uses non-portable
techniques to read the time-stamp counter.

lmbench uses some really nice tricks to estimate the cpu frequency in a
portable manner... all it requires is that at least two of the N code
sequences it times take a co-prime number of cycles.

-dean

On Sun, 6 Apr 2008, Jack Harvard wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I want to find out how Linux calibrates the frequency of CPUs, and
> want to compare with the way how lmbench measures processor frequency.
> I had a thorough google search of this topic but didn't get too much
> useful results.
>
> Thanks a lot,
> Jack
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