Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#5497 closed defect (fixed)

Metrics Portal Network graphs show drop due to a parsing bug

Reported by: bastik Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Metrics/Website Version:
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: bastik Actual Points:
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Description

The graphs Version, Platform and Bandwidth
https://metrics.torproject.org/network.html#versions
https://metrics.torproject.org/network.html#platforms
https://metrics.torproject.org/network.html#bandwidth

show a significant drop.

It looks like suddenly all relays would have disappeared or the authorities would have been down or overloaded.

On IRC "Sebastian" told me that this happened due to a "bug with parsing descriptors". He also said that the graphs can probably be fixed.

It looks strange and scary, so it should be "fixed" whenever that's possible. Alternatively you might wanna explain it in a blog post.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by karsten

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Oops. Right, this was a problem with parsing descriptors. The database didn't contain server descriptors from March 22 and 23, so it couldn't aggregate statistics on versions, platforms, and advertised bandwidth. This is now fixed and the graphs look normal again. Thanks for reporting this problem! Closing.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 9 years ago by karsten

Replying to karsten:

[...] The database didn't contain server descriptors from March 22 and 23, [...]

Correction: the database did contain some server descriptors published on those days, but only about half of them.

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