[tor-bugs] #22266 [Core Tor/Tor]: fix the jump-to-80% issue

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Wed Sep 20 14:50:16 UTC 2017

#22266: fix the jump-to-80% issue
 Reporter:  catalyst                           |          Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect                             |         Status:  new
 Priority:  High                               |      Milestone:  Tor:
                                               |  0.3.3.x-final
Component:  Core Tor/Tor                       |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                             |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  usability, ux, ux-team, bootstrap  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                                     |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                     |        Sponsor:
Changes (by mcs):

 * status:  needs_information => new


 Replying to [comment:12 catalyst]:
 > The controller-visible bootstrap phase always starts from 0 when tor
 starts up (even if DisableNetwork is 1, I think); phase 0 is always the
 first bootstrap event sent to the control connection.  The trigger for
 reaching phase 80 is having a consensus (though not necessarily an up-to-
 date-one; this is probably a bug!) and enough descriptors to build
 circuits.  This might not happen immediately upon setting

 Thanks for the detailed explanation. Given what you said, I think it is
 fine for Tor Launcher to show a progress bar at position zero when that is
 tor's internal state. The scenario that bothered people in the
 Linda/Berkeley study is still addressed by the fix in #23240 (wherein Tor
 Launcher retrieves the current status before showing the progress bar).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/22266#comment:14>
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