[tor-relays] Tor uses up all available memory and eventually quits

georgemaschke at posteo.de georgemaschke at posteo.de
Sun Jan 28 05:54:20 UTC 2018

I am running a Tor ( on Debian Linux) relay on a VPS with one 
gigabyte of RAM and no swap partition or swap file. The hosting company 
states that it doesn't support swap in order to prolong the life of its 
solid state drives.

Tor gradually uses up more and more memory until its percentage usage is 
in the high 90s. Then Tor quits. This happens within about 48 hours of 

What can I do to resolve this problem?


George W. Maschke

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