[tor-project] Network team meeting notes, 12 Feb 2018
nickm at torproject.org
Mon Feb 12 20:59:44 UTC 2018
Hi! You can find logs from our IRC meeting today at
The contents of our pad are below:
Network team meeting pad, 12 Feb 2018
These days I use her real name
But I don't dare to mention it.
She hides from cameras. And now
I've gone and put her in a poem.
-- Wendy Cope, "Omo"
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Meeting notes from previous weeks:
* 0.3.3.x is in feature-freeze. No new features (except for
#24902, which has permission.).
* No 0.3.4.x patches will be merged till the window opens on Feb 15.
* Please, work on bugfixes! It would be great to have this
release release on time. (Planned date is 15 April)
* There are tons of tiny 0.3.3.x tickets. Maybe if you can do one
of them in <X minutes for some small X, you should just do it?
* May hackfest has been approved by Shari.
dgoulet, teor, and isabela are organising it off-list.
See the network-team list for updates.
* 0.3.3.2-alpha came out Saturday.
* Review-group-32 is open! There are 17 tickets for us to review.
* Meeting today (2100 UTC) to discuss UTF-8 proposal
* No GSoC for Tor :'( [this time]
* We moved the hackfest 2 days later (Wednesday 30th - Sunday 3rd)
to avoid clashing with Memorial Day
- any questions about areas of work for our roadmap planning -
please review and give feedback / trying to close this by friday feb
16. (Let's review it again!)
- 0.3.3 wrapup
- 0.3.4 opening
* Last week:
* Alpha release of 0.3.3.2-alpha.
* Started taking a class about Coq [isis: COOL]
* Tons of release-engineering, ticket triage, etc.
* Tried to work on numerous small bugs
* This week:
* Many meetings.
* Lunch with Isabela on Friday
* Try to get all important stuff backported to stable releases
* Work on sleep/wakup auditing. [ ahf: I'm doing some
experiments with Shadow on this right now - maybe we should talk about
joining forces here? ][yes,let's talk for a couple minutes right after
this? -nm][ ahf: WFM ]
* Open 0.3.4 merge window? [asn: sounds good] [dgoulet: +1, on
* Try to finish identifying all must-fix issues for 0.3.3. Please help.
[dgoulet: Do you prefer a keyword or we tell you which one we
think are must fix or ... ?]
[asn: we are also done with review-group-31]
* Last week:
- Did some roadmap brainstorming with isa/asn
- Hackfest in Seattle logistics.
- DoS mitigation released (woot!). Final work needed for that was in
#25193 along with work nick did in #25183.
- Triage and commented on 033 tickets.
- Some patches for other 033 tickets can't recall them all (see timeline).
- Perf analysis of 033 busy relays. #25152 is a ticket resulting in that
investigation. I think 033 is in good shape in terms of CPU cycles. The
DoS mitigation doesn't seem to be affecting performance much.
* This week:
- Work on 033 tickets.
- I have big patches for 034 in the scheduler so I'm aiming to get them in
needs_review very close to when the merge window opens in 3 days.
- <whatever comes up this week>
- last week:
- sent sponsor8 Q4 report finally o/
- sent a proposal for roadmap(s) planning to the list, please
see discussion point above regarding the areas of work exercise/list
- this week:
- finalize areas of work w/ team
- notify network testers
- start preparing for next phase of roadmap(s) planning
- lunch w/ nick on friday
- Did some data collection for Isa for the Q4 2017 reporting.
- Wrote a log collection script for MainLoopStats log messages
- Got Shadow to run with 0.3.2 with the patch from #24605.
- Did some bug triaging for 0.3.3 bugs, moved bugs ahead, closed
- Reviewed: #24909, #25162.
- Landed fix for: #25120.
- Added two possible solutions to #22926 - one was rejected, the
second one might be better.
- Weekend project: Wrapped my head around Tor's PT implementation
and wrote a Quic PT -- was a fun exercise. Next step is to get
the source IP change (roaming) feature to play nicely.
- Go over S8 roadmap tasks.
- Wrap my head around using Shadow for all experiments where it is
suitable for reproducible results.
- Continue memory optimization work.
- added extra logging temporarily to the bridgedb server on
polyanthum to attempt to debug the remainder of #24432
- fixed a rust memleak #25127 and then
never-going-to-happen-but-if-it-did rust FFI panic!() UB
- we should maybe be compiling our rust code with `-C
panic=abort` to avoid unwinding across FFI? not sure
- tried to make utilities for working with static strings
across the FFI boundary #25185
- transfered moat google appengine account to TPO ownership
- continued a bit of work on organising how the large create
cell code should be implemented #24986
- led a proposal meeting for consensus hash chaining prop#239
- began scheduling proposal meetings for prop#267 prop#245 and
- reviewed the openssl 1.1.1 patches #24978
- more of #24986
- moat debugging / probably writing SQL statements by hand to
transfer the "unassigned" bridges to be assigned to moat
- going through the appengine instance to try to document how
to set one up :/
- more proposal meeting scheduling
- prop#285 "make directory documents be utf-8" meeting today
at 13:00 PST (starts three hours after this meeting starts)
* Last week:
- Implemented and tested more Experimental PrivCount onion service stats
- Merged the DDoS fixes into Experimental PrivCount, they work
well so fat (so fattt!) lol
- May hackfest planning
- Ticket triage
- Proposal meetings
- More planning for floating point tests in Rust and C, no
code yet [isis: lmk if i can help with anything!]
* This week:
- Final Experimental PrivCount features
- Eventually make a trac user page that lists the tickets I'm
working on in priority order
- I should get time to review or revise more tickets next week
- Helped isa with roadmapping.
- Worked some more on removing guardfraction from the codebase. And prepared
some branches: #24456
- Triaged 033 tickets on prop224, tor-hs and tor-guard keywords. Moved some of
them on 034, others need further work.
- Did some more digging on a skeleton prop#279 implementation.
- More work on roadmapping.
- Help out with 033 releases and do reviews/bugfixes as needed.
- Figure out rome flightplan.
Last week (2018-W06):
- travel arrangements for Rome meeting
- Rust protover leak fix review (#25127) yay, master builds on
- read some more about Rust FFI to help with #25127
- some s8 bookkeeping for isabela
- reviewed #25120 (log getrandom failure more quietly)
- responding to CoC and SoV feedback
- still slowly recovering from this cold
This week (2018-W07):
- Travis is currently broken on 0.3.2 due to check-changes
- review more Rust cstr stuff
- work on some 0.3.3 bugs
- CoC and SoV feedback as needed
- Booked tickets to rome!
- Wrote patch for #24769
- Reviewed #22212
- Coordination with Matt Wright & co re adaptive padding in tor-core
- Reorganzing and refactoring vanguards repo for easier packaging
- More vanguards repo work
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