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

Jeremy jeremy at sturgix.com
Thu Dec 3 14:17:12 UTC 2015

On 12/02/2015 07:00 AM, tor-dev-request at lists.torproject.org wrote:
>> >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.
> Sure I think I'm the person that used the workqueue stuff last, so I'd
> be up for doing the rest of the work (nb: I am traveling/in meetings for
> the rest of the week, so it'll be next week at the earliest that I can
> really spend quality time).
> Regards,
> -- Yawning Angel

Yawning, or anyone else:

If you assess the code has potential, I can assist & work on it more.  
If it is a big miss, then I might start with a smaller contribution.


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