[or-cvs] r18858: {projects} Note that we aren't sure what will happen to the network whe (projects/performance)

sjm217 at seul.org sjm217 at seul.org
Tue Mar 10 12:41:32 UTC 2009

Author: sjm217
Date: 2009-03-10 08:41:31 -0400 (Tue, 10 Mar 2009)
New Revision: 18858

Modified:
projects/performance/performance.tex
Log:
Note that we aren't sure what will happen to the network when only a few users have changed CIRCWINDOW

Modified: projects/performance/performance.tex
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--- projects/performance/performance.tex	2009-03-10 12:25:38 UTC (rev 18857)
+++ projects/performance/performance.tex	2009-03-10 12:41:31 UTC (rev 18858)
@@ -219,9 +219,9 @@
Out of 200, 1\,000 (current value in Tor) and 5\,000, the optimum was
200 for all levels of packet loss.
However this was only evaluated for a fixed network latency and relay
-bandwidth.
+bandwidth, and where all users had the same \texttt{CIRCWINDOW} value.
Therefore, a different optimum may exist for networks with different
-characteristics.
+characteristics, and during the transition of the network to the new value.

{\bf Impact}: Medium. It seems pretty clear that in the steady-state this
patch is a good idea; but it's still up in the air whether the transition