[tor-project] Network team meeting notes, 8 July

Nick Mathewson nickm at torproject.org
Mon Jul 8 17:47:09 UTC 2019


Here are the logs from today's meeting:


Below you can find the contents of our meeting pad:

= Network team meeting pad! =

This week's team meeting is at Wednesday 3 July at 2300 UTC on
#tor-meeting on OFTC.
We have changed the day from Tuesday to Wednesday.

July schedule:
    * Wednesday 3 July 2300 UTC - Changed Day!
    * Monday 8 July at 1700 UTC
    * (In-person meeting 12-14 July)
    * Monday 22 July 1700 UTC
    * Monday 29 July 1700 UTC

Welcome to our meeting!
First meeting each month: Wednesday at 2300 UTC
Other meetings each month: Mondays at 1700 UTC until 3 November 2019,
when daylight saving time changes
On #tor-meeting on OFTC.

(This channel is logged while meetings are in progress.) (See
for background.)

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After that is done, the pad can be used for the next week.

== Previous notes ==
(Search the list archive for older notes.)
3 June: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2019-June/002343.html
10 June: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2019-June/002354.html
17 June: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2019-June/002365.html
24 June: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2019-June/002373.html

== Stuff to do every week =

* Let's check the 0.4.1 release status page.
  See https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/NetworkTeam/CoreTorReleases/041Status
  (This page automatically shows the latest trac ticket status.)

* Let's check and update the roadmap.
  What's done, and what's coming up?
  We're using a kanban board:
      Click on 'all boards' and then the network team one. Filter by
your name and check the 'in progress' column is correct.

* Check reviewer assignments! How reviews from last week worked? Any blocker?

Here are the outstanding reviews, oldest first, including sbws

Any blocker from last week?

== Reminders ==

* Remember to "/me status: foo" at least once daily.
* Remember that our current code reviews should be done by end-of-week.
* Make sure you are in touch with everybody with whom you are doing
work for the next releases.

* Remember to fill up the 'actual point' field when you close a
ticket. We need those to calculate velocity.

* Check other's people call for help in their entries.

When you are overloaded, it is ok to say "no" to things.

And it is ok to reschedule things.

[REMINDER] WIP Schedule for Tor meeting https://nc.riseup.net/s/FFkikRBmKDZyLw9

---- 8 July 2019

== Announcements ==


The master branch is now 0.4.2.x.  0.4.1.x development continues on
maint-0.4.1 and release-0.4.1.

0.3.4.x is now end-of-life.

== Discussion ==

Rotation updates:

See https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/NetworkTeam/TeamRotations


catalyst -> catalyst & teor


the defect browser was down last week; it seems to be back now

(Waiting on update after merging coverity fixes: Coverity does not
seem to have noticed 30150 yet.)

Looking at coverity -- it seems our builds may have been stuck. I've
cancelled the stuck builds. Also, they say they are going to have a
planned outage to upgrade their backend, starting today and lasting
about 3-4 days.  Friday would be a good day to have another look. -nm

stuff got unstuck on 28 Jun or maybe earlier? -catalyst

Correct; we've been getting updates since then.  I opened tickets for
the first day's updates; there are more I hope to get to soon.


some intermittent failures that could be network-related


teor did some work on stem failures, we need to add a control message
trace to tor to diagnose (#30901)

waiting for catalyst's advice, because they are refactoring this code


Bug triage

ahf -> asn

Things are looking OK asfaik.

catalyst asks if we want to re-evaluate
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/31081 or stay with
"make the spec match the code"

Please give feedback on proposal 306: IPv6 "Happy Eyeballs" for Tor clients

Where are we with our open metaproposals?

== Recommended links ==

== Updates ==


    Week of XYZ (planned):
        - What you planned for last week.
    Week of XYZ (actual):
        - What you did last week.
    Week of ABC (planned):
        - What you're planning to do this week.
    Help with:

     - Something you may need help with.


Leave the "Planned" parts!
Leave the parts for last week and this week!


Last week (actual):

This week (planned):

. tor meetup

Help with:

teor: (offline at the usual meeting time)

    Week of 8 July (actual):
            - Taking time off before long-haul travel and Stockholm meeting
            - Travel preparation
            - Ticket triage
            - Proposal responses
            - code reviews
            - add tor controller trace logging to diagnose stem hangs (#30901)
            - disown or quick fix the rest of my tickets:
                - I should only be owner on tickets I will work on in
the next month
            - fix sponsor on tickets?
            - CI for pluggable transports (#29267) <-- this is
priority over #29224 and 29227 in the roadmap --gaba
            - Update EndOfLifeTor.md with our latest end of life
process (#30839)
            - document disabled CI (#30745)
            - triage remaining backport backlog


    Week of 24 June (planned):
        - Retrospective on Thursday
        - More 29211 work
        - 0413 release
        - attempt: Reply to proposals 303 through 305, maybe.
        - attempt: review 27801 api
        - attempt:  29817 -- try to re-load seccomp into my brain and
resuscitate this ticket.
    Week of 24 June (actual):
        - A little more work on 29211 (config refactoring)
        - 0413 release
        - Fundraising
        - Finalizing and sending out feedback summaries
    Week of 1 July (planned and actual):
        - reviews and merges
        - meetings about peer feedback
        - more work on 29211 (config refactoring): figuring out best
approach to API refactoring.
        - PETS review
    Week of 8 July (planned):
        - Filter S31 tickets
        - more meetings about peer feedback
        - Reviews and merges
        - 0.4.1-must tickets
        - Prepare for (and attend) meeting
        - time permitting, more 29211 refactoring.

  Week of 6/24 (planned):
    - Bitcoin conference
    - code reviews
    - Catch up on mail
  Week of 6/24 (actual):
    - Bitcoin conference
    - Mozilla all hands summary, followup, and Tor scaling planning
for Stockholm
    - rettrospectives
    - Catch up on mail
  Week of 7/01 (planned):
    - code reviews
    - circpad bugs


    week of 07/01 (2019-W27) (planned):
        - reviews
        - start permanent CI+Coverity role
        - more work on #30984
        - Stockholm trip prep
        - take a closer look at dgoulet's "radical changes" email thread
    week of 07/01 (2019-W27) (actual):
        - reviews
        - 07/04 TPI holiday
        - more progress on #30984 -- control-refactor branch in my github repo
        - Stockholm trip prep
        - medical bureaucracy
    week of 07/08 (2019-W28) (planned):
        - travel prep
        - Stockholm meeting

   Week of 07/01 (actual):
   - Pushed #26294 branch to needs_review.
   - Some more thoughts on the DoS thread.
   - Some more thoughts on scaling thread.
   - Lots of hackerone activity/triaging/rewarding (#31022, #31001,
plus one more not yet filed)
   - Finished review/merge backlog.
   Week of 07/08 (planned):
   - Triaged a few wtf-pad related tickets but need more work: #30649, #31098.
   - Tor meeting in Stockholm.
   - Allhands expenses

    Week of 1/7 (planned):
        - Follow up on feedback from Catalyst in #28930
        - Follow up on feedback from dcf and teor on #5304
        - Figure out the unknowns I have for the Stockholm meeting.
        - Print post-its for s28 and s30 for roadmapping in Stockholm.
        - Re-read up on some of the CC guidelines and other docs in that area.
        - See if I can help with #29267 and/or #29285
    Week of 1/7 (actually):
        - Follow up on #28930, still missing a minor detail.
        - Made post-its for s28 and s30 from Gaba's pad.
        - Read up on all the CC material before Stockholm.
        - Learned a lot about funding, trying to establish contact to
a possible funder in DK.
    Week of 8/7 (planned):
        - Work on new solution to #5304
        - Figure out vacation schedule for August.
        - Travel to Stockholm!

dgoulet: (offline)
  Week of 07/01 (actual):
    - s27 DoS work: #15516, #24963/#24964
    - Tor-dev update on the DoS experimentation:
  Week of 07/08 (planned):
    - Stocklholm.
    - Need to address urgently a series of pending bad-relays email.

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