Number of processes and memory allocation
peter at palfrader.org
Sun Apr 23 21:09:46 UTC 2006
On Sun, 23 Apr 2006, Joerg Maschtaler wrote:
> I run two Tor server which settings are very similar and i can't figure
> out why one of them runs only one process with a memory allocation of ~
> 10 MB (online since 6 h) and the other one runs six processes with a
> memory allocation up to 120MB.
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The multiple processes you are seeing are probably just threads of one
and the same process. I assume the node where you see multiple lines in
ps is running on a 2.4 kernel using linux threads instead of NPTL.
120 megs doesn't seem that much for a busy node. I guess it's
roundabout using that as it appears more stable than your other node.
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