[tor-dev] Have the Tor daemon use more cores

Jeremy jeremy at sturgix.com
Thu Dec 3 02:59:51 UTC 2015

>> I've been working on the volunteer project described here
>> >https://www.torproject.org/getinvolved/volunteer.html.en#useMoreCores  but
>> >can't spend much more time on it.
>> >
>> >Right now, I have refactored circuit_receive_relay_cell() in relay.c (which
>> >calls relay_crypt() and eventually the AES crypt routines) to use the
>> >workqueue.c infrastructure similar to cpuworker.c.
>> >
>> >When the refactored code runs in single threaded mode, all seems good.  Once
>> >I activate the thread pool and start sending it work with
>> >threadpool_queue_work(), it Bootstraps 100% okay and runs for several
>> >minutes before crashing on cells it doesn't handle properly.
>> >
>> >I'm happy to share my code with anyone interested.
> Hi Jeremy!
> This is great! Thanks for this. You should definitely post your code (link to
> branch or .diff) to ticket #7572 [1] so someone at some point can take a look
> at it and help you out.
> Thanks!
> David
> [1]https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/7572

Thank you.  I have posted my code and tried to explain my thought 
process on ticket #7572.

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