[tor-relays] "/var/tor/diff-cache" full!

Salvatore Cuzzilla salvatore at cuzzilla.org
Thu Jun 18 18:07:31 UTC 2020

I realized that there was a misconfiguration on the ntpd daemon
could this be the reason? I just fixed it.

Currently, I can count ~260 files with approx 500K each (total 200M) , oldest one is
from yesterday.

I'll keep under monitoring for a while , let's what will happen.

On 18.06.2020 12:07, Roger Dingledine wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 10:21:34AM +0200, Salvatore Cuzzilla wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> I'm running a non-exit relay (v0.4.2.7) on OpenBSD 6.7.
>> The amount of files within "/var/tor/diff-cache" is steadily increasing.
>> Up to almost 6G fulfilling the /var partition to the max.
>> Is this an expected behavior? I there any solution to overcome it?
>Definitely not expected behavior. Tor maintains a bunch of files there,
>and they can grow to take up a huge amount of space, but huge should be
>on the order of a few hundred megabytes. In particular, it should be
>automatically deleting files that are old enough to be unlikely to be
>used in practice.
>I wonder if your OS is interfering with the deletion process somehow,
>like with an apparmor equivalent?
>Or, has your clock changed in a significant way? What are the timestamps
>on the files?
>Each file should be around 500KBytes to 1MByte ish, so if any of the
>files are way way bigger than this, that's good info too.
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