Getting a lot of system clock jumped messages
Your help desk suggested that I create this ticket. I am running Tor 0.2.4.18-rc (git-1cda452bc136de6b) on my 64 bit Windows 7 machine. It is configured as a non-exit relay with the nick name 4U2Guess. Since updating to the 2.4 series several months ago I have been getting lots of system clock jumped messages, often several per day, and sometimes for intervals as long as 16105 seconds (4-1/2 hrs). As expected, the program starts over building new circuits, which takes a long time and reduces my average throughput dramatically. After that 4-1/2 hr gap it took 11 minutes to generate a message that Tor had finally successfully opened a circuit
I think that the problem possibly happens because some of the Tor program code 'hogs' the part of the cpu time allocated to Tor and Vidalia effectively preventing the part of the program that checks the clock from executing, sometimes for hours. While these gaps usually fall while I am away from the console and the screen saver has shut off the monitor, I do not think that is the cause, but I am not sure how to test that.
I usually have the microsoft Resource and Performance Monitor (perfmon.exe) running. While it shows a lot of interesting stuff, it does not show things that I am interpreting as evidence that Vidalia or Tor are misbehaving or being adversely affected.
Some of my system details reported by dxdiag:
Time of this report: 12/28/2013, 08:13:12 Machine name: DLC-THINKCENTRE Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: LENOVO System Model: 3133A9U BIOS: LENOVO BIOS Rev: 1.0 Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630 @ 2.70GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz Memory: 6144MB RAM Available OS Memory: 5992MB RAM Page File: 5092MB used, 6890MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Do you have some suggestions about how to track this problem down?