[Tor-BSD] OpenBSD performance improvements

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Thu Nov 26 22:49:34 EST 2015

Tim Wilson-Brown - teor:
>> On 27 Nov 2015, at 14:11, Michael McConville <mmcco at mykolab.com>
>> wrote:
>> Anecdotal, but I should mention that my exit node's throughput has 
>> increased massively after updating to OpenBSD 5.8. Probably 300+%. 
>> Updating to tor seemed to help a little too.
> There were some significant crypto performance improvements in
>, but I'm not sure how they affect overall throughput.
>> My Ethernet driver is em(4). This is the one running on a 100 Mbps
>> link with a budget, low-power Atom board, so it's usually CPU- or 
>> cache-bound.

I was under the impression this:

LIB_DEPENDS=    devel/libevent2

...matters was going to have a significant impact.

I'll try the update myself and let the list know.

Interested to see the impact on TB also.


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