[tor-relays] Tor Linux - too slow to handle this many circuit creation requests - Freebsd 0328r

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 18:41:59 UTC 2018

> On 19 Jan 2018, at 04:59, Felix <zwiebel at quantentunnel.de> wrote:
> Hi everybody
>> Am 18-Jan-18 um 11:44 schrieb Stijn Jonker:
>> 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
> The same here:
> 7993419 circuits and 64009930 NTor in 4 hours (Freebsd, Jan 9th, Tor
> and there without the 'too slow to handle' warning:
> 17059168 circuits and 37961895 NTor in 3 hours (Freebsd, Jan 14th, Tor
> Interesting here is the memory went up to 15GB where MaxMemInQueues was
> set to 2GB.

A few people have reported increased RAM usage recently, on and off list.
It may be the next stage of the extra load.
It even happens on relays with the destroy cell fix.

On my machine, Tor used too much RAM and started swapping.
Please use the advice in previous threads to reduce connections and RAM.

If it keeps going, we will analyse the traffic and make code changes.


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