[tor-bugs] #18616 [Core Tor/Tor]: Relay fails to self-test its DirPort with AccountingMax enabled

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#18616: Relay fails to self-test its DirPort with AccountingMax enabled
 Reporter:  toralf                               |          Owner:  andrea
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:
 Priority:  Medium                               |  needs_review
Component:  Core Tor/Tor                         |      Milestone:  Tor:
 Severity:  Normal                               |  0.2.8.x-final
 Keywords:  regression, must-fix-before-028-rc,  |        Version:  Tor:
  TorCoreTeam201605, TorCoreTeam-                |
  postponed-201604, review-group-1               |     Resolution:
Parent ID:                                       |  Actual Points:  20
 Reviewer:  arma                                 |  hours
                                                 |         Points:  medium
                                                 |        Sponsor:

Comment (by teor):

 Replying to [comment:31 arma]:
 > Ok, I looked at {{{bug18616-v3-squashed}}}. Looks good to me.
 > I have a further cleanup patch on my side that I'm still working on. But
 I realized I'm confused about what's actually being fixed here.
 > Here's my in-progress new changes file:
 > {{{
 >   o Major bugfixes (directory mirrors):
 >     - Fix broken DirPort self-checks. Decide to advertise begindir
 >       support the same way we decide to advertise DirPorts.
 >       Resolves bug 18616; bugfix on Patch by teor.
 >   o Minor bugfixes:
 >     - Add additional config options that might change the content of
 >       a relay's descriptor. Fixes more of bug 12538; bugfix on
 >     - Avoid checking ORPort reachability when the network is disabled.
 > }}}
 > For the first entry, what exactly was broken about them? I think that's
 this ticket. What was the actual bug?

 DirPort self-checks were failing with error messages. They also weren't
 being scheduled and checked correctly. We fixed some of it in #18632, this
 is the cleanup / remainder.

 > And then for the last entry, was that something that could happen to
 users in practice?

 Yes, if they did a HUP after changing any of those options, it would be 18
 hours before they were reflected in the descriptor. This would be a
 problem if they added a quota and wanted the DirPort to stop working soon.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18616#comment:32>
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