[tor-dev] [PATCH] Proposal 236 and voting

George Kadianakis desnacked at riseup.net
Sun Aug 31 13:34:22 UTC 2014

George Kadianakis <desnacked at riseup.net> writes:

> I inline a patch that specifies how voting should happen in proposal 236.
> The changes reflect a discussion I had yesterday with nickm during the
> Tor IRC meeting.
> BTW, while I like the simplicity of the new vote (just an integer),
> I'm afraid that this might hide any misconfigurations of the
> guardiness system in authorities. For example, maybe an authority is
> misconfigured and considers only 2 consensuses for guardiness data
> (instead of 6000 consensuses) and if it publishes only an integer
> percentage then we might not notice this misconfiguration. Maybe the
> number of consensuses parsed and the number of months considered
> should also be mentioned somewhere in the votes?

I attach a new patch after discussion with Nick.

Some improvements from the previous patch:

- s/GuardAppearanceFraction/GuardFraction . However, if you can think
  of a better name for that keyword, I'm all ears.
- Specify a new consensus method (hopefully I did it correctly)
- Specify that we mean low-median when we say median.

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