[tbb-bugs] #30162 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Tor Browser bootstrap process got stuck after interrupting it

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Tue Apr 23 16:41:02 UTC 2019

#30162: Tor Browser bootstrap process got stuck after interrupting it
 Reporter:  gk                                   |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Very High                            |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-mobile, tbb-8.5-must,            |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201904                           |
Parent ID:  #27609                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:

Comment (by sisbell):

 A few comments:

 1) we can call the method OnionProxyManager.startWithRepeat so that if the
 first startup fails, we at least try one more time.

 2) There is another thing that may be useful to look at. OrbotService
 tries to detect if tor process is already running (it will not attempt
 restart). I think we can maybe try something similar to at least log and
 abort if there is already a tor process running.

 3) we don't have a timeout on the connection getting stuck during
 bootstrap. I'll look into timeout if the bootstrap 100% complete event
 isn't fired within x seconds. x should be longish since we won't know
 capabilities of device.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30162#comment:5>
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