Opened 2 weeks ago

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#31893 new task

Measure performance of update pings and update downloads in Tor Browser

Reported by: gk Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-performance
Cc: karsten, irl Actual Points:
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Description

To get a better understanding of how Tor impacts speed of browsers we could start with measurements for update pings and update downloads in Tor Browser.

Apart from being a good idea in general it would help coming up with actual numbers for Mozilla's decision on how to integrate and use Tor in Firefox

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comment:1 Changed 2 weeks ago by arma

Cc: karsten irl added

This is a great first item to look at for instrumenting for browser performance.

I am cc'ing Karsten and Iain here so they can follow along, since this is about performance metrics data collection and analysis.

GeKo, can you lay out some options for us, about how we might implement this idea in practice? I can imagine the two main categories of approach are "hack something up ourselves" or "reuse the firefox telemetry stuff, but safely".

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 2 weeks ago by gk

Replying to arma:

This is a great first item to look at for instrumenting for browser performance.

I am cc'ing Karsten and Iain here so they can follow along, since this is about performance metrics data collection and analysis.

GeKo, can you lay out some options for us, about how we might implement this idea in practice? I can imagine the two main categories of approach are "hack something up ourselves" or "reuse the firefox telemetry stuff, but safely".

Yes, those two options come to mind first. I had been thinking more of the first option as the telemetry system is a large beast and we only need a fraction of its features, yet we'd need to have the whole thing in mind and to audit it to be sure we are on the safe side when collecting that info.

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