Funniest E-mail sent to the LKML (Linux Kernel Mailing List)

This is just so very very wrong! Original e-mail can be found here.
“Hi, all

I have two machines that show very different performance numbers.

After digging a little I found out that the first machine has, in
/proc/cpuinfo:

model name      : Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor         1.00GHz

while the other has:

model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz

and that seems to be the main difference.

Now the problem is that /proc/cpuinfo is read only. Would it be possible
to make /proc/cpuinfo writable so that I could do:

echo -n “model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @
2.40GHz” > /proc/cpuinfo
in the first machine and get a performance similar to the second machine?”

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  • http://www.adminblogger.de/ Der Adminblogger

    Did you look at the date the email was sent? :-)

  • http://www.rec-sec.com Trancer

    See the date of the mail:
    Thu, 01 Apr 2010 12:30:41 +0100
    I’m sure it’s a joke. If not, that’s really sad :D

  • sPiTfIrE-K1LL

    I don’t know, that’s pretty ingenious. I’ll be digging out my 386 while I wait for an answer. Then I’ll sell my implementation service for MILLIONS!!!

  • Volatile

    Pretty nice =D

  • http://dornea.nu Victor

    Damn, that’s hillarious! xD