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Re: Tor is out

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 12:25:37AM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> Changes in version - 2008-06-13
>   o Memory fixes and improvements:
>     - Add a malloc_good_size implementation to OpenBSD_malloc_linux.c,
>       to avoid unused RAM in buffer chunks and memory pools.
>     - Speed up parsing and cut down on memory fragmentation by using
>       stack-style allocations for parsing directory objects. Previously,
>       this accounted for over 40% of allocations from within Tor's code
>       on a typical directory cache.

Does this mean linux users should always specify --enable-openbsd-malloc ?

>     - Never use OpenSSL compression: it wastes RAM and CPU trying to
>       compress cells, which are basically all encrypted, compressed,
>       or both.

Is compression negotiation (or lack thereof) visible to sniffers?