[strongSwan] How many threads?

Martin Willi martin at strongswan.org
Mon Sep 24 09:38:58 CEST 2012

Hello Ali,

> I thought number of working threads rises when number of active tunnels
> is increased.

No, the number of connections is not directly related to the number of
required threads.

> Anyway, is it better for performance to increase number of default
> threads?

No, the default is usually just fine for most setups.

Increasing the number of threads might help if your configuration
requires many blocking operation (fetching CRL/OCSP, authenticating with
RADIUS etc.), or if you have a system with many processor cores.


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