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

Nick Mathewson nickm at freehaven.net
Mon Sep 1 20:20:09 UTC 2014

On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 9:34 AM, George Kadianakis <desnacked at riseup.net> wrote:
> 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.

Merged it; thanks, George!


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