[tor-bugs] #24898 [Core Tor/Tor]: We have two conflicting notions of channel_is_client()

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#24898: We have two conflicting notions of channel_is_client()
 Reporter:  arma                                 |          Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:
                                                 |  merge_ready
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:  Tor:
                                                 |  0.3.3.x-final
Component:  Core Tor/Tor                         |        Version:  Tor:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tor-relay, 032-backport,             |  Actual Points:
  031-backport, 030-backport-maybe-with-21406,   |
  029-backport-maybe-with-21406, review-         |
  group-30                                       |
Parent ID:                                       |         Points:  0.5
 Reviewer:  teor                                 |        Sponsor:

Comment (by teor):

 Replying to [comment:12 nickm]:
 > Will this cause warnings on the real network too?
 > Why (did we introduce the create-cell check in the first place?  ISTR
 that we thought we had a reason to do so.  It looks like Mike introduced
 it in b0e92634d85a3bf7612a6ce0339b96e4aad1e0bb, and moved it in
 02a5835c27780e45f705fc1c044b9c471b929dbe. Adding mike to cc.

 Mike's comments say that it led to chutney failures.
 I haven't observed any failures, but I have observed warnings in
 when we apply this patch to master in a mixed network.
 That really is a bug in 0.3.1 and 0.3.2, because Mike's 0.3.1 fix is
 identifying clients incorrectly.
 There's nothing we can do about these warnings, except backport the fix.

 > We could skip the 0.3.0 backport, I think, since 0.3.0 is EOL at the end
 of this month. But we should do an 0.2.9 backport if we think this is
 important: 0.2.9 is supported till 2020.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24898#comment:14>
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