[tor-relays] Tor Linux - first period fine, since today lots of: Your computer is too slow to handle this many circuit creation requests!

Marcel Krzystek m.krzystek at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 14:48:25 UTC 2018

I am seeing the same issue, also for the first time, despite having run a
relay for over three years. I'm willing to adjust the
MaxAdvertisedBandwidth, but I'm waiting to see if this is bug that will be
addressed first.

On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 3:44 AM, Stijn Jonker <sjcjonker at sjc.nl> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Is this a "known" issue, my non-exit relay has been running for over a
> year, and although with the recent issues (attack / network issue or the
> likes) with some ipfilter kunfu it managed to get through the storm pretty
> well. Now all of a sudden since early today my logs are flooded with:
> Jan 18 11:34:44 tornode Tor[65839]: Your computer is too slow to handle
> this many circuit creation requests! Please consider using the
> MaxAdvertisedBandwidth config option or choosing a more restricted exit
> policy. [204844 similar message(s) suppressed in last 60 seconds]
> First message is at Jan 18 07:17:13, last just Jan 18 11:37:44, when
> adding the # of circuits up, total in ~4 hours: 18033820 being 18 Million,
> which feels a bit much, but don't have any figures to compare. On the
> current hardware this never seemed to be an issue, not even by far it was
> normally (according to ESXi) at ~400-500mhz, now it's using 2 vCPU's at
> ~4000Mhz.
> Now of course I can lower the bandwidth, but if these are low bandwidth
> circuits then lowering the bandwidth from 10Mbyte/sec (peak 12,5Mbyte/sec)
> to a lower value might actually not resolve it.
> Anybody seeing this as well and/or ideas / advice etc?
> Stijn
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