[tor-dev] CellStatistics circuit distribution scale could perhaps use adjustment

starlight at binnacle.cx starlight at binnacle.cx
Sat Dec 21 18:33:06 UTC 2013

Have been running a guard for a couple
of months with 'CellStatistics' and
noticed that the distribution looks
out of whack:

cell-stats-end 2013-12-20 18:13:10 (86400 s)                       
cell-processed-cells 1409,9,6,6,6,5,4,3,2,1
cell-queued-cells 0.44,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00,0.00
cell-time-in-queue 98,1,1,1,0,13,2,1,1,0
cell-circuits-per-decile 15199

Seems like most of the circuits with significant
traffic end up in the first bucket and the
remaining nine buckets are of little
significance.  I'm fairly certain that a
relative handful of circuits account for
99.9% of the cell traffic with cell-counts
in the tens-to-hundreds of thousands.
Most of that bot traffic I suppose.

Perhaps a log-scaled "loudness" breakdown
would make sense?

Nothing pressing here, just an observation
and a thought.

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