Re: [dev] Torified surf is unstable

From: Pickfire <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:08:26 +0800

I am using `torify surf` in arm architecture, there doesn't seems to
have any problems. I am using `torsocks` version 2.1.0 and the git

I just have some problems with the memory, there seems to have some
memory leak, using a window of surf for about half an hour might use
more memory compare to using a firefox with a lot of tabs.

I does not know how to use `valgrind` and `strace` to trace the memory
leaks. Does someone know how to trace the memory leaks?

Is there a way that surf could use something like this to lower the

  ├─ worker
  ├─ worker
  ├─ worker
  └─ worker

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 12:00:40PM +0200, Gabriel Pérez-Cerezo wrote:
>I run surf through tor using 'torify surf'. If I don't add the '-i'
>option, it segfaults when searching on Duckduckgo. Even if I add the
>'-i' flag, it crashes after some time with messages like
>"*** Error in `surf': free(): invalid pointer: 0x095ca248 ***"
>or a segmentation fault and often reaches 100% CPU usage. Can you
>replicate this situation?
>The command prints
>[Aug 18 11:55:55] WARNING torsocks[14305]: [syscall] Unsupported
>syscall number 240. Denying the call (in tsocks_syscall() at syscall.c:165)
>The output of uname -a is Linux gilbert 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian
>3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u3 (2015-08-04) i686 GNU/Linux on my system, I'm
>running the latest (git) version of surf with the searchengines
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