#28887 closed defect (worksforme)

StaleDesc flag missing from spec

Reported by: atagar Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

Hi network team. Tor now emits a new 'StaleDesc' flag...

https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-consensus-health/2018-December/009451.html

I rely on the dir-spec to know the enumeration of consensus flags and what they mean. In this case though we forgot to add it. Mind adding a description of it to the following?

https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/dir-spec.txt#n2306

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by atagar

Bit more context: the StaleDesc flag was added in ticket #26770. Here's its changelog entry...

% cat changes/ticket26770
  o Minor features (directory authority, relay):
    - Authorities now vote on a "StaleDesc" flag to indicate that a relay's
      descriptor is so old that the relay should upload again soon.  Relays
      understand this flag, and treat it as a signal to upload a new
      descriptor.  This flag will eventually let us remove the 'published'
      date from routerstatus entries, and save a great deal of space in our
      consensus diffs. Closes ticket 26770; implements proposal 293.

comment:2 Changed 12 months ago by nickm

StaleDesc is in that list, though. It was added in d14164d8b9d7bf53c63f4720d2361a18e2d45e0e

comment:3 Changed 12 months ago by atagar

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Whaaaa.... damn! How did I miss that? Sorry about that. :P

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