[tor-relays] too many circuit creation requests

trshck_tor at riseup.net trshck_tor at riseup.net
Sun Oct 25 10:30:10 UTC 2015


you are right: after some time, the load is back to normal. Thank you 
all for your help.

The raspberry has a minimum console-only installation and tor is the 
only service I installed, so there aren't any other processes consuming 

Now to the next step: looking for a better computer to host the relay :)

On 2015-10-25 02:05, s7r wrote:
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> Hi,
> I have checked on atlas and your HSDir flag is gone, so if those
> additional circuits where HSDir requests, they won't appear any longer.
> However, keep in mind that this doesn't happen immediately. Some
> clients might still use the old consensus document in which your relay
> had HSDir flag, and only find out it's no longer a HSDir after the
> circuit has been established so the load on your raspberry will still
> exist. Give it some time and it should come back to normal in few 
> hours.
> Also, is there anything else on that raspberry which could consume
> cpu/ram/bandwidth?
> On 10/24/2015 9:23 PM, trshck_tor at riseup.net wrote:
>> Thank you,
>> I've tried:
>> DirPort 0 HidServDirectoryV2 0 RelayBandwidthRate 300 KB
>> RelayBandwidthBurst 600 KB
>> and restarted.
>> Now it still has 100% CPU and about 3500-4000 inbound connections.
>> The log is full of the same warning.
>> Buying some equipment is a possibility. I prefer miniature
>> computers because of their low consumption. What would you
>> recommend?
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