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Re: advantage using multiple cpus
On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 08:31:44AM +0200, Olaf Selke wrote:
> phobos@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I suggest setting it to 2 and seeing if performance improves for
> > you.
> I think this won't change anything cause one cpu still is doing all the
> work and the other three cpus will be more or less idle. But I'll check
Right. Tor has one main thread, which does TLS, signature verifications,
etc. It then has separate "cpuworker" threads that do onion decryption. As
you say, this doesn't divide everything evenly. But it is a start. :)
Once upon a time (before Tor 0.1.0.1-rc), the cpuworker threads were
separate processes. They still are separate processes on OpenBSD, NetBSD,
Solaris, and a few others due to pthreads problems on those platforms.
But now that most Tors use threads, it could be that we could share more
cpu work with the cpuworker threads. It would be great if somebody wants
to look into this. Our dependency on opaque OpenSSL functions for a lot
of the cpu-using activities makes this tougher.