Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#16884 assigned enhancement

Extend "Relays by relay flags" graph to display flag combinations

Reported by: mrphs Owned by: metrics-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Metrics/Website Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: usability
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Description

When I select 'Running', 'Exit', and 'Fast' flags on this graph, I'm assuming it should return the number of "fast and currently running exit nodes" but instead of showing me a mix of all those things, it shows me the list of those flags separately. Hence it's unclear whether the list of exits that I'm seeing are all running or not.

Maybe we should have an <AND>/<OR> kind of filtering here?

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by karsten

Component: Metrics Data ProcessorMetrics Website

Let's first make it clearer that this graph only contains running relays. The text already says it (emphasis added only here): "The following graph shows the number of running relays that have had certain flags assigned by the directory authorities." What we could also do is add the word running to the graph title, as in: "Number of running relays with relay flags assigned". What do you think?

Let me also add that there's no way how we could add non-running relays to this graph anymore, because those are not included in the consensus anymore.

But let's finally think about your and/or suggestion, which might be useful for other things than to clarify what this graph shows. It might be interesting to know how many Exit-flagged relays also have the Guard flag. We'll have to change the aggregation script for this, because we don't have that data available. But it's good timing, because I'm planning to rewrite that module soon anyway. I'll keep this suggestion in mind for that and will update this ticket once I made progress on it.

Changing to Metrics Website, because Metrics Data Processor is just the old name for what's called CollecTor today. (Maybe I should just fix Trac component names.)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by karsten

Severity: Normal
Summary: AND/OR filters for graphsExtend "Relays by relay flags" graph to display flag combinations
Type: defectenhancement

mrphs, I'll assume that the documentation is clear enough, or you would have said something. Updating the ticket summary and type to reflect that this ticket is only about the remaining AND/OR part.

comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by karsten

Owner: set to metrics-team
Status: newassigned
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