[tor-bugs] #9231 [Atlas]: Add concensus bw to relay info

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#9231: Add concensus bw to relay info
 Reporter:  hsn     |          Owner:  hellais
     Type:  task    |         Status:  new    
 Priority:  normal  |      Milestone:         
Component:  Atlas   |        Version:         
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Comment(by karsten):

 Not sure if adding the consensus weight would be helpful or harmful.  See
 the Onionoo description for it:

   ''"consensus_weight": Bandwidth weight assigned to this relay by the
 directory authorities. The unit is arbitrary; currently it's kilobytes per
 second, but that might change in the future. Required field.''

 I'm worried that people will ask why the displayed number of bytes per
 second doesn't match any of the other bandwidth numbers of their relay,
 regardless of how we document the field.

 In fact, there's no real use of knowing the absolute consensus weight
 without putting it in relation to the total consensus weight of all
 running relays.  And that's what the consensus weight ''fraction'' graph
 is for.

 So, right now I'm leaning towards saying this information would be rather

 Why do you think it's important to have this field in Atlas?  What's the
 use case?

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