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Re: Number of processes and memory allocation

Roger Dingledine wrote on 23.04.2006 23:13:
> On Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:58:36PM +0200, 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.
> Another explanation is that the small one is hibernating, meaning it
> killed all its worker processes. When it wakes up it will respawn them.
> --Roger
>> So my question is:
>> How does Tor determine the number of processes and the allocation of memory?
> http://wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#ServerMemory
> The number of processes is 1 + the number of dns workers + the number
> of cpuworkers.
> The number of cpuworkers is typically 1, but you can control it with
> the NumCpus torrc option. The number of dnsworkers is three to start,
> and then Tor tries to be smart depending on how many DNS resolve requests
> it's getting at once.

Nice to know.
Thx for this explanation!