[tor-bugs] #23605 [Core Tor/Tor]: BOOTSTRAP PROGRESS=80 is a lie

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#23605: BOOTSTRAP PROGRESS=80 is a lie
 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:  bootstrap clock-skew tor-guard       |  Actual Points:
  usability ux                                   |
Parent ID:  #22266                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:

Comment (by arma):

 Replying to [ticket:23605 catalyst]:
 > Arguably we shouldn't start downloading descriptors until we have a non-
 expired consensus either, because that gets represented as a considerable
 chunk of the progress bar (40%->80%) in a way that could be misleading to
 a user.

 This is a really important thing to do, for the reason you describe but
 also for the even bigger reason that we're wasting bandwidth on fetching
 directory stuff that we will then probably not use -- which is an
 especially big deal on low-bandwidth clients. This is ticket #2878.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/23605#comment:2>
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