[Tor-BSD] openbsd, running 2 tor helps throughput

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Thu Jan 3 14:21:16 EST 2019

On 01/01/2019 06:16 AM, Solene Rapenne wrote:
> Hi!
> I would like to understand something. I run a tor relay on an OpenBSD VM, the
> consensus weight was around 4000, but my server usage was pretty low, not even
> 50% of it.
> I tried to run another tor daemon on it, I've put them as family members of
> each other. Now I get a consensus weight of 8000 for the first daemon and the
> other one is picking up at 2000 right now.
> Does it look normal? I feel it's a bit weird that running 2 instances makes my
> server used correctly. While the server was usually relaying 1.3 MB/s (2.6 MB/s
> usage with in+out), now I am relaying 1.9 MB/s and it's still growing.

The tor daemon only uses one CPU core. So if you have multiple cores,
you need to have multiple instances. If you want maximum utilization,
anyway. But as I recall, no more than two relays can have the same IPv4.

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