#25226: Circuit cell queue can fill up memory
     Reporter:  dgoulet       |      Owner:  (none)
         Type:  defect        |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium        |  Milestone:  Tor: 0.3.3.x-final
    Component:  Core Tor/Tor  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal        |   Keywords:  tor-cell, tor-relay, tor-dos
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 A relay operator just reported this on


 In a nutshell, the OOM fired up with these logs:

 Feb 12 18:54:55 tornode2 Tor[6362]: We're low on memory (cell queues total
 alloc: 1602579792 buffer total alloc: 1388544, tor compress total alloc:
 1586784 rendezvous cache total alloc: 489909). Killing circuits withover-
 long queues. (This behavior is controlled by MaxMemInQueues.)
 Feb 12 18:54:56 tornode2 Tor[6362]: Removed 1599323088 bytes by killing 1
 circuits; 39546 circuits remain alive. Also killed 0 non-linked directory

 Notice the ~1GB of cells for one single circuit? Somehow, there is an
 issue in tor that makes it possible to fill up the circuit cell queue
 while the scheduler is just not emptying that queue.

 This really looks like the Sniper Attack:

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/25226>
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