Assign bandwidth to new relays faster
Tor is very unfriendly to short time running relays. It takes too much time until relay starts to pull some real workload. Currently there is no point in running relay for short time (few hours) and maintaining long uptime (as few restarts as possible) is critical for getting bw assigned by authorities.
example: fresh new relay with 1d4h uptime and 100mbit bw gets assigned too little bw wieght (around 350KB/s) and even with that, it gets in first day about 400 MB of traffic in each direction. It takes about 6 hours until bw of new relay get measured and even after that, it gets assigned very little % of its real weight.
This is topic "why i get so little bw" is often asked on IRC.
look at tor status - http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/index.php?SR=Uptime&SO=Desc about 1/4 of relays has < 1 day uptime. It would be good to make their available bw really used.