I noticed a significant increase in response times in my httpd logs. So I decided to take a look at what was running. I saw that transmission-daemon was using an assload of bandwidth (and causing a noticeable bump in IOWAIT time). For those not in the know, transmission is a bittorrent client/server. So I fetched a list of torrents and I noticed that one of them had a 771:1 share ratio! Here’s the info on that:
NAME Id: 4 Name: <REDACTED> Hash: 7a617db5464640a5d4c83359c8c0d7fe5156775f TRANSFER State: Seeding Percent Done: 100% ETA: Unknown Download Speed: 0.0 KB/s Upload Speed: 238.2 KB/s Have: 15.4 GB (15.4 GB verified) Total size: 15.4 GB (15.4 GB wanted) Downloaded: 15.5 GB Uploaded: 1204.9 GB Ratio: 77.7 Corrupt DL: 8.0 MB Error: Tracker returned a 4xx message Peers: connected to 8, uploading to 8, downloading from 0
The name has been redacted for obvious reasons. Note the “Uploaded” stat. In a little over 30 days, I managed to serve 1.1 Terabytes of data from this one file alone! I think I might need to throttle that down a bit.