I'm still learning how all of this stuff works. I'm running a v0.15.1 full node. While I was watching the debug output, I noticed that orphan tx were being discarded because the maximum had been reached. To see what would happen, I restarted bitcoind with maxorphantx=1024.
Is there any benefit to the bitcoin community by preserving a larger number of orphan tx or am I just wasting memory?
Note: I forgot to mention that my copy of the blockchain is up to date. The orphans I'm seeing aren't because I'm missing blocks.