Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-12 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute|  Owner:  karsten
 Type:  enhancement  | Status:
 |  accepted
 Priority:  Medium   |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf|Version:
 Severity:  Normal   | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020, metrics-  |  Actual Points:  0.1
  team-roadmap-2020-june |
Parent ID:  #33325   | Points:  4
 Reviewer:   |Sponsor:
 |  Sponsor59-must
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Comment (by mikeperry):

 Replying to [comment:16 mikeperry]:
 > I just noticed that DROPGUARDS has a call to or_state_mark_dirty()
 buried deep in its callpath. I did not do this for DROPTIMEOUTS, but it is
 easy enough to throw a call in there.
 >
 > This should only matter if there is a risk of restarting or SIGHUPing
 the tor process right after DROPTIMEOUTS. The CBT code will mark the state
 file dirty again as soon as it records 10 circuit build times.

 Fix committed to the branch: https://github.com/mikeperry-
 tor/tor/commits/droptimeouts in https://github.com/mikeperry-
 tor/tor/commit/2e341098f9388e02d849feca161d8992c2645427

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-11 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute|  Owner:  karsten
 Type:  enhancement  | Status:
 |  accepted
 Priority:  Medium   |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf|Version:
 Severity:  Normal   | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020, metrics-  |  Actual Points:  0.1
  team-roadmap-2020-june |
Parent ID:  #33325   | Points:  4
 Reviewer:   |Sponsor:
 |  Sponsor59-must
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Comment (by karsten):

 I just moved the discussion of `DROPTIMEOUTS` to #33420. Let's focus on
 static guards in this ticket and leave everything related to circuit build
 timeouts for #33420. It might be that we'll want to use both features
 together once they exist, but development can happen in parallel in these
 two tickets.

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-08 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute|  Owner:  karsten
 Type:  enhancement  | Status:
 |  accepted
 Priority:  Medium   |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf|Version:
 Severity:  Normal   | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020, metrics-  |  Actual Points:  0.1
  team-roadmap-2020-june |
Parent ID:  #33325   | Points:  4
 Reviewer:   |Sponsor:
 |  Sponsor59-must
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Comment (by mikeperry):

 I just noticed that DROPGUARDS has a call to or_state_mark_dirty() buried
 deep in its callpath. I did not do this for DROPTIMEOUTS, but it is easy
 enough to throw a call in there.

 This should only matter if there is a risk of restarting or SIGHUPing the
 tor process right after DROPTIMEOUTS. The CBT code will mark the state
 file dirty again as soon as it saves 10 timeouts.

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-08 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute|  Owner:  karsten
 Type:  enhancement  | Status:
 |  accepted
 Priority:  Medium   |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf|Version:
 Severity:  Normal   | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020, metrics-  |  Actual Points:  0.1
  team-roadmap-2020-june |
Parent ID:  #33325   | Points:  4
 Reviewer:   |Sponsor:
 |  Sponsor59-must
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Changes (by karsten):

 * owner:  metrics-team => karsten
 * status:  new => accepted


Comment:

 Thanks! I'll give this a try today and possibly tomorrow.

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-07 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute|  Owner:
 |  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement  | Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium   |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf|Version:
 Severity:  Normal   | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020, metrics-  |  Actual Points:  0.1
  team-roadmap-2020-june |
Parent ID:  #33325   | Points:  4
 Reviewer:   |Sponsor:
 |  Sponsor59-must
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Changes (by mikeperry):

 * keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020 => metrics-team-roadmap-2020,
 metrics-team-roadmap-2020-june


Comment:

 (Yay trac for removing new keywords because I had a stale tab open)

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-07 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020  |  Actual Points:  0.1
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59-must
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Changes (by mikeperry):

 * keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020, metrics-team-roadmap-2020-june =>
 metrics-team-roadmap-2020


Comment:

 https://github.com/mikeperry-tor/tor/tree/droptimeouts provides this
 functionality.

 https://github.com/mikeperry-tor/torspec/tree/droptimeouts provides the
 spec.

 LMK if this looks good and I'll open a sub-ticket for network-team to
 merge.

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-04 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020  |  Actual Points:  0.1
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59-must
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Comment (by karsten):

 Replying to [comment:10 mikeperry]:
 > One additional wrinkle: circuit_build_times_reset() does not emit a
 BUILDTIMEOUT_SET RESET event by itself. For sanity, I am guessing the
 DROPTIMEOUTS command should cause this RESET event to get emitted.
 >
 > This DROPTIMEOUTS command should be a relatively simple patch. If you
 need it, I can probably hack that up in an hour or two.

 That would be awesome. Yes, please!

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-04 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020  |  Actual Points:  0.1
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59-must
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Comment (by mikeperry):

 One additional wrinkle: circuit_build_times_reset() does not emit a
 BUILDTIMEOUT_SET RESET event by itself. For sanity, I am guessing the
 DROPTIMEOUTS command should cause this RESET event to get emitted.

 This DROPTIMEOUTS command should be a relatively simple patch. If you need
 it, I can probably hack that up in an hour or two.

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-04 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020  |  Actual Points:  0.1
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59-must
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Comment (by karsten):

 Thanks for the input, mikeperry!

 The idea of using a controller command for dropping timeouts rather than
 removing the `state` file came from robgjansen who was thinking about
 running similar experiments in Shadow. I'd say we should at least give it
 a try and see how complicated it is to implement such a command. Maybe
 we'll get help from friendly network team people.

 Still leaving this ticket assigned to metrics-team to be picked up. It's
 certainly not a tiny amount of work, but that's already reflected in the
 4.0 points estimated for this ticket. If somebody picks it up, please
 remember to release early and often by sharing intermediate results on
 this ticket. Thanks!

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-04 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020  |  Actual Points:  0.1
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59-must
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Comment (by mikeperry):

 The function to reset buildtimeout is circuit_build_times_reset(). It is
 called when there are too many timeouts. It is not called via DROPGUARDS.

 We could make a DROPTIMEOUTS or similar command just like DROPGUARDS, that
 calls circuit_build_times_reset(), if that is simpler than removing the
 state file. I don't think DROPGUARDS should necessarily automatically
 reset CBT.

 It takes 100 circuits to learn a circuit build timeout. During this phase,
 circuits are launched roughly every 10 seconds. So it takes about 1000
 seconds to learn a timeout, at which point the BUILDTIMEOUT_SET COMPUTED
 event will be delivered again.

 During this time, fix-guards onionperf should not record perf measurements
 between RESET and SET (as per #33420).

 It makes sense that BUILDTIMEOUT_SET events other than COMPUTED are rare
 in onionperf production instances, because CBT only resets after many
 timeouts, and only SUSPENDs if TLS activity stops.

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-03 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020  |  Actual Points:  0.1
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59-must
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Changes (by acute):

 * cc: mikeperry (added)


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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-03 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020  |  Actual Points:  0.1
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59-must
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Changes (by karsten):

 * actualpoints:   => 0.1


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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-06-02 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59-must
---+

Comment (by karsten):

 Some thoughts on this ticket:

  - IIRC, we're using `UseEntryGuards=0` for the `tor` process on both
 client ''and'' server side. If we start using guards for a limited time
 now, we should do so on both sides.

  - We should experiment with the time we want to keep guards static. That
 time could range from (a) five minutes for a single measurement, (b) an
 hour, (c) a day, or even (d) several days.
- A possible downside of changing guards at UTC midnight is that we
 might have a harder time identifying trends over time, because the choice
 of guards might overlay any other changes in the network.
- If we pick a time that is too short, our results might be blurred by
 the stabilizing phase after choosing new guards.
- Maybe we need to experiment with something like changing guards every
 hour and analyze how different the first few measurements in that hour are
 from those towards the end of the hour.

  - Rather than removing the `state` file we might try out the `DROPGUARDS`
 controller command which is supposed to achieve the same thing. What it
 might not do is remove circuit build timeout state, but maybe Tor is smart
 enough to consider the event of dropping all guards as drastic enough
 network change to reset the timeout back to the default and send a
 `BUILDTIMEOUT_SET RESET` event---I haven't checked. Note that even after
 going back to defaults, the first measurement or two will likely be
 different from those afterwards, because Tor will have to learn what a
 good timeout is with the new guard(s). Maybe it doesn't matter if we let
 Tor learn itself that something has changed. This is related to the
 previous thought on how often to change guards.

 Leaving this ticket assigned to metrics-team. If somebody wants to grab
 it, please do!

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-05-05 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords:  metrics-team-roadmap-2020  |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59
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Changes (by gaba):

 * keywords:   => metrics-team-roadmap-2020


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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-04-09 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords: |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59
---+--

Comment (by acute):

 Currently guards are disabled in OP by setting UseEntryGuards=0 in the
 client torrc file. To enable them, UseEntryGuards should be set to 1, and
 additionally NumEntryGuards should be set to 1 (or a number >1 to test
 multiple guards). I have left an OP test instance running with this set to
 3 to gather some data.

 Purging the state:
 To achieve this, the file called 'state' in the tor_client directory must
 be removed after log rotation. The guards previously measured could be
 extracted from this and added to the analysis output. The Tor process must
 be restarted/reloaded after the logs have rotated. All of this would only
 happen if the measurement mode is 'guard-enabled'.

 Adding a new measurement mode:
 A new mode should be made available to the cli, perhaps allowing the admin
 to specify how many guards to measure at once.

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Re: [tor-bugs] #33399 [Metrics/Onionperf]: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf

2020-02-27 Thread Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki
#33399: Measure static guard nodes with OnionPerf
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 Reporter:  acute  |  Owner:  metrics-team
 Type:  enhancement| Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium |  Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Onionperf  |Version:
 Severity:  Normal | Resolution:
 Keywords: |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:  #33325 | Points:  4
 Reviewer: |Sponsor:  Sponsor59
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Changes (by gaba):

 * sponsor:   => Sponsor59


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