Memory usage on relays

Roger Dingledine arma at
Thu Mar 4 05:37:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 11:51:05AM -0700, John Brooks wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 9:29 PM, John Brooks <special at> wrote:
> > Thanks for the prompt replies. I've got a custom-built Tor with
> > openssl 1.0.0-beta4 running now; i'll keep an eye on it and see if
> > things run better that way.
> >
> > I'll let you know in a few days how things are going with this new setup.
> As a belated update/conclusion to this thread, I've had Tor running
> with openssl 1.0.0-beta5 for a bit over 7 days now. Current memory
> usage is 133MB res, 155MB virtual, with 2107 open FDs. This is a very
> significant improvement over the 750MB I had before, with the same
> uptime. The SSL buffers do seem to have been the problem.

I've updated the FAQ entry to reflect this tip along with others:
Let me know if anybody runs across more good suggestions. :)


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