Analysis of the problems many relay operators are currently facing

Adam Langley agl at
Thu Apr 22 23:39:10 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 6:14 PM, Roger Dingledine <arma at> wrote:
> My intuition is that a huge amount of it was going to openssl buffers.
> When you have 20k TLS connections open, that's 37k*20k = 740 megs of
> ram just sitting idle in openssl.

For our frontend machines here where have a patch to OpenSSL which
reduces the default buffer size. I can dig it up and send it along if
it would be helpful.


Adam Langley agl at

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