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*EDIT* TLDR - Terraria server eating tons of resources.

Answer - I was reading the top command incorrectly on my Ubuntu server. Turns out total usage of the cpu while in game was between 20-35%, not 150%. Also ram usage is due to linux caching to ram, actual use by the Terraria server was barely 1gig. Minecraft server is about the same. For now I have changed both Minecraft & Terraria servers to have a max of 3 players at any given time, no problem as the server will only be used by my wife and I.
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 9/27/15 at 11:33am
 
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total usage of the cpu while in game was between 20-35%, not 150%.

How did you even suspect it can be 150%? What is it using, half the neighbor's CPU as well? biggrin.gif
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Linux shows 200% if you are using 100% of you dual core CPU. 400% if you are using 100% of your quad core and so on.
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Linux shows 200% if you are using 100% of you dual core CPU. 400% if you are using 100% of your quad core and so on.

this is what got me confused. 150% == 25-30% of total roughly.
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 9/29/15 at 8:45am
 
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this is what got me confused.

Even worse when you have eight cores.
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It's just the little quad in my micromachine in sig. Not a powerhouse but I knew it could run a simple terraria server for a couple people. Initial numbers were way out there.
 
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Requirements are like 1.6ghz single core with 512mb of ram however ram depends on world size and number of players so i large world might require 2gigs of ram if you have the max players and the max world size

 

Your micromachine should run it fine


Edited by ozlay - 9/29/15 at 8:54am
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So they finally have a Linux server now?
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post #9 of 11
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Yes. Released when they released the linux version of the game on Steam. Is why I got curious about hosting a small server. Already have my sig micro doing a Minecraft server as well. And contrary to what Google would have you believe, you don't need a ton of dependencies and TForge (whatever that is). You can download the tar.gz from the Terraria website and it is a self contained vanilla server.
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 9/29/15 at 10:16am
 
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I lost track after they did the Linux beta, at the time no server.
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