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Re: Tor 0.2.1.1-alpha is out
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 12:25:37AM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> Changes in version 0.2.1.1-alpha - 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?