[tor-relays] High processor usage - just curious

Gary Smith jaffacakemonster53 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 12:21:47 UTC 2018


I have noticed that after a few minutes of becoming online, and randomly
perhaps a couple of times every hour (??) tor uses 100 % processor on all
cores for about 40/50 seconds.

I am curious what is tor doing internally to need so much power? There is
normally isn't more than 4 mbits going through my relay, I noticed this a
while back on htop before the December load increase and on previous
versions so this has got to be an "internal thing". There is no log entry
when this happens.

I do not think it is a bug I am just curious why it needs this much
computational power,

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