Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#24064 assigned task

Memory profiling of Tor on Android device

Reported by: ahf Owned by: ahf
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: s8-perf, s8-201710, internal, 034-triage-20180328, 034-removed-20180328
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #24061 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor: Sponsor8


We should collect measurements of memory usage on Android devices in a reproducible manner.

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comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by ahf

Owner: set to ahf
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 7 months ago by cypherpunks

And how can I optout from this "statistics collection"?

You do have an option for optout all-data-collecting right?

Be honest. Write this to download page or you'll become another evil google.
"If you use Tor, we collect your computer information and what onion you visit."
"Write xxxxx to torrc file to opt-out." <--- Ideas?

comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by nickm

cypherpunks, you seriously misunderstood the purposes of this ticket.

It is about doing our own measurements on our own devices under lab conditions, so we can find out how much memory Tor is using.

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by ahf


You don't have to opt in or out of anything.

This is an experiment we are doing on *my* (as in, the device I carry with me in my pocket) Android phone to figure out if we can make Tor use less memory - once we have some results from this, which you can look at for yourself, we will figure out some places in the Tor source code where we will optimise and see if we can make Tor perform better such that it uses less memory on Android phones. This will hopefully allow more people, even with inexpensive devices, to have a decent experience using Tor :-)

Last edited 7 months ago by ahf (previous) (diff)

comment:6 Changed 7 months ago by cypherpunks

Keywords: internal added

comment:7 Changed 7 months ago by cypherpunks

lol this cypherpunks misunderstood this ticket. But Tor project should tag properly.

I suggest "internal" tag or "teamonly" tag.

comment:8 Changed 2 months ago by dgoulet

Milestone: Tor: 0.3.4.x-final

comment:9 Changed 2 months ago by nickm

Keywords: 034-triage-20180328 added

comment:10 Changed 2 months ago by nickm

Keywords: 034-removed-20180328 added

Per our triage process, these tickets are pending removal from 0.3.4.

comment:11 Changed 6 weeks ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.3.4.x-finalTor: unspecified

These tickets, tagged with 034-removed-*, are no longer in-scope for 0.3.4. We can reconsider any of them, if time permits.

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