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Re: [tor-talk] Your computer is too slow...

On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 07:45:57 +0200
Sebastian Pfeifer <sebastian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> It somehow could be true what you say as I run tor on a machine with
> really really really small RAM (128MB) as I don't 'shit' money as a
> pupil to afford a bigger server.

I wonder how much are you paying for it. For example [1] provides 512 MB of
RAM for $5/month. Is that really too expensive?

But even there, Tor regularly starts to use 200+ MB of swap, in effect it
tries to use ~700+ MB of RAM. So I would say trying to run a relay on just
120+106 MB as you are trying to do is not feasible currently.

(Although I run a 64 bit system there in hope that crypto would be faster on
64 bit; possibly the RAM usage would be lower on 32 bit).

[1] https://www.digitalocean.com/

> I use Munin to monitor the server and it says that tor last used 80MB of
> the RAM and then the graph stops at around 3PM so it might have been a
> system or host related issue that tor stopped working this time.
> top - 07:37:58 up 12:07,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
> Tasks:  67 total,   1 running,  66 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
> Cpu(s):  8.2%us,  1.2%sy,  0.0%ni, 88.4%id,  0.3%wa,  1.2%hi,  0.8%si, 
> 0.0%st
> Mem:    124880k total,   118764k used,     6116k free,       24k buffers
> Swap:   109560k total,    54988k used,    54572k free,    13460k cached

With respect,

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