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Re: Tor takes too much RAM

Thus spake Roger Dingledine (arma@xxxxxxx):

> On Sun, Jul 22, 2007 at 10:35:56AM +0200, Olaf Selke wrote:
> > > Yes, my directory authorities are using way too much ram too. It appears
> > > that we introduced something bad in 0.1.2.x that wasn't present in
> > > 0.1.1.x.
> > > 
> > today I noticed that according the FAQ tor needs 768 MB ram each 10 Mbps
> > bandwidth :-)
> No, this is not true. At least, it wasn't true for 0.1.1.x. Some kind
> soul appears to have modified the FAQ to report the current situation,
> rather than bugging anybody about the problems. :)
> A few months ago we had plenty of people running at 30Mbps+ using 200M
> or 300M of memory, back when 0.1.1.x was the recommended stable.
> You might try downgrading to briefly, and see how it compares
> to the current situation.

I have done this, and have been running for about a couple
weeks weeks. It appears to be leaking at about the same rate as did.

Since this problem suddenly showed up, yet has been out for
ages, perhaps it is a client problem? There is that issue where
clients can send too many SENDMEs and fill up server buffers.. Maybe
there is a SENDME leak?

Mike Perry
Mad Computer Scientist
fscked.org evil labs

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