[tor-project] Network meeting notes, 29th June 2020

Gaba gaba at torproject.org
Mon Jun 29 17:53:39 UTC 2020


Network meetings are happening every Monday at 1700UTC on
#tor-meeting in irc.oftc.net

We had a meeting on June 29th and here are the logs and notes.


Contents of the pad for today:

== Network meeting pad! ==

Next meeting is at Monday 29th June 1700 UTC on #tor-meeting on OFTC.

June Schedule:
    * Monday 29 June 17:00 UTC

Welcome to our meeting!
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== Previous notes ==
(Search the tor-project mailing list archive for older notes.)
 1  June:
 8 June:
15 June:
22 June:

== Stuff to do every week ==

    Let's check and update our roadmap:

    What's done, and what's coming up? Any change?

    Board: https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/core/-/boards

    S28 & S30 - Continue after October - Ahf

    S55 - Nickm & dgoulet

    Non sponsor stuff

    DoS defenses = Dgoulet + Asn

    Library Size reduction = Ahf + Dgoulet

    sbws = Ahf + Juga

    Check reviewer assignments! How reviews from last week worked? Any
blocker? Here are the outstanding reviews, oldest first, including sbws:

    Merge requests in Core:


    Let's check out 0.4.4 release status and open tickets!

    Tickets in 0.4.4.x with no owner.









== 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.

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

    Volunteers need help. Please help them when you are around. Maybe we
should have times of day when different people are responders, and
expectations of who helps.

---- 29 June 2020

== Announcements [please date] ==

== Discussion [please date] ==

    [June 29th] Please take a look! (antonela) in the next 1 week to
dev.torproject.org work ->

    [June 29th] David, Nick: please review s55 board

=== Active Proposed Policies ===

* Pull Request Guidelines (stalled)

=== Design proposals under discussion ===

315: require more fields in directory documents (still waiting [6/1])
316: flashflow (asn and nickm are reviewing, should schedule discussion
with pastly. [5/18])
317: dns (under discussion on ML [5/18])
318: limit protovers (waiting for more commment; needs discussion [6/1])
319: wide everything (nick replied on ml; waiting for more discussion [6/1])
320: tap out again
    - Do we have a consensus to replace this with a "deprecate v2 onion
services" proposal? If so, who writes it? [6/1]
protover rethinking (teor's email to tor-dev) (nick needs to reply [5/18])
321: happy families (need feedback [6/1])
322: dirport linkspec (need feedback [6/1])

== 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.
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         - Something you may need help with.


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

    Week of 22 June (planned):
        - Go through backlog
        - Work on misc 0.4.4.x issues
        - Fix S55 bugs
        - More gitlab stuff, probably.
        - catch up on email backlog?
    Week of 22 June (actual):
        - Fiddle with gitlab
        - Review and merge
        - Work on various 044 tickets assigned to me, including:
            - Move Codestructure.md into Doxygen
            - Remove OPTIONS_DUMP_DEFAULTS
        - Work on various S55 tickets, including:
            - 34445 (remove authority semantics for assumereachable)
            - Other assumereachable handling
        - Catch up on email backlog
        - Look through Mike's congestion control proposal
    Week of 29 June (planned):
        - More S55 work
        - 044 work
        - Investigate problems building/running with Openssl 3 alpha
        - Maybe move OSS-fuzz off of openssl 3?
        - Write a proposal for packing multiple commands into a relay cell.
        - More thinking on congestion control
        - Work on stable releases

    Week of 22/6 planned:
        - Trying to minimize myself in the Gitlab stuff for now.
        - Need to deal with review backlog.
        - Back to doing Fenix + Tor integration.
        - Get Tor network extension working on device with TGP sponsorship.
    Week of 22/6 actually:
        - Got help from Benjamin with certificates and all the Apple
"security" stuff with running your own apps on your own devices...
        - Failed at completely detaching myself from Gitlab things:
worked on a few minor issues and the label clean-up.
        - Tried to push for some sponsorship for CI for our Gitlab instance.
        - Read Mike's congestion pads/mails.
        - Got back to Fenix+Tor integration.
    Week of 29/6 planned:
        - Delete unused labels from Gitlab.
        - Try to solve Gitlab#41 with Hiro since it makes working with
GL a bit more frustrating with our git.tpo/gitlab.tpo hybrid setup.
        - Do merging/backporting of Tor things.

  Week of 22/06 (planned):
  - More work on PoW proposal. Fold in David's work on the scheduler and
    results from that.
  - Hopefully merge #32040.
  - More reviews & merges.
  Week of 22/06 (actual):
  - Another version of the PoW proposal is out:
  - OBv3 now has a bunch of new features as the result of the gitcoin
    - SIGHUP support
    - status socket support
  - OBv3 is also in Debian sid
  - Wrote guidelines for gitlab review process:
  - Did a bunch of reviews & merges
  Week of 29/06 (actual):
  - More PoW work
  - A look at v3 metrics.
  - More OBv3 hackathon. Someone is hacking on distinct descriptor support.
  - Need to adapt the gitlab process to using MRs as discussed on Thurdsay.
  - A bunch more reviews & merges.

    Week of June 15 (planned):
        - Work out logging from the shim with the new file IO design
        - Help flesh out support for syscalls and libraries needed to
run Tor
        - Start looking into code-coverage tools (gcov)
    Week of June 15 (actual):
        - Fixed logging destination from the shadow/phantom shim
        - Patched libc from package sources to allow benchmarking for
        "preload" interposition mechanism without having to reimplement
        more of libc
        - A little bit of initial benchmarking of shadow/phantom.
        (So far much slower, but have some ideas for improvement)
        - Backported centos 7 fixes for shadow
    Week of June 22 (planned):
        - More profiling of shadow/phantom and start work on optimizations
    Week of June 22 (actual):
        - Ported "interposable libc" patch to centos 7 (our benchmarking
        This version of glibc took a bit more work.
        - Switched ptrace-based shadow/phantom to use PTRACE_SYSEMU,
        substantially improving performance.
    Week of June 29 (planned):
        - Fix https://github.com/shadow/shadow/issues/853
        - Help with shadow/phantom benchmarking and optimization as needed
        - Work on shadow test code-coverage measurement strategy

    Week of 18 May (planned):
        - Finish bones of external FlashFlow repo (python?) to control
tor clients
          that perform FF measurements
        - Finish bones of little-t tor changes s.t. measurement can be
        - Discuss FlashFlow with network team devs as they have questions

    Week of May 25 (planned):
        - close up work on #33609
        - get started on other s55 tickets, potentially knock out 'easy'
ones first and take it from there
        - update https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/gsoc
with my information
    Week of May 25 (actual):
        - #33609 ready for review
        - started hunting down and working on other Sponsor55-can and
-must issues
        - talking in #tor-project about wiki
    Week of June 1 (actual):
        - opened and made #34381 ready for review
        - IPv4 part of #32888
    Week of June 8 (planned):
        - #33598
        - IPv6 part of #32888 <-- do you have a ticket for it?
    Week of June 8 (actual):
        - #32888 IPv6 PR: https://github.com/torproject/tor/pull/1932
        - requested reproducibility info for
https://bugs.torproject.org/33598 -- maybe I'll start thread on tor-dev@
since trac is read-only
        - wrote Outreachy blog post explaining Tor's IPv6 goals
    Week of June 15 (planned):
        - during meeting, poke someone about
        - chutney work with nickm (#34445 - #34448)
        - force myself to remain regularly active on tor-dev@ so we can
get things done more efficiently :)
        - in general just check behind myself and others to clean up
open issues in need of commentary or review
    Week of June 15 (actual):
        - started work on more chutney documention
        - opened discussions on gitlab about chutney components
    Week of June 22 (planned):
        - continue chutney discussion/work
        - #32888 / work on Address config to support IPv6

  Week of 22/06 (actual):
    - Finalized #33233 and it is now merged.
    - Patch on small tickets: #40008 and #33618
    - Reviewed and merged a series of tickets.
    - Patch on #40006 and merged as well.
    - Reviewed congestion control proposal from mikeperry.
    - Worked with asn on our Gitlab review process
    - Discussion with asn on v3 metrics
    - s55 sync with nickm.
  Week of 29/06 (planned);
    - s55 work: Remaining tickets are in #33049
    - Write HSv2 deprecation blog post and hopefully publish

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