TOR high CPU then crashes
I've been using the Vidalia bundle for a while, changing to Polipo about 18 months ago. I use TOR to anonymize the connection to torrent trackers - not for the peer-to-peer connections! I seldom use Torbutton on FF, and it's been turned of for several days in case that was the problem.
The bundle started misbehaving a couple of weeks ago. I started getting lots of warnings about DNS resolution using Socks5, so I upgraded to the latest Vidalia bundle.
Now Tor starts out normally, but after anything from a few minutes to several hours the process starts hogging a CPU (>90%) and crashes after a few hours. Restarting it repeats the behaviour. I am still getting the DNS resolutiuon errors. The only application routing via Tor is uTorrent - I have been using an old build (v1.6) of this for many months without problem, so I am unsure what may have triggered the change