Commit abb9a5bd authored by Nick Mathewson's avatar Nick Mathewson 🐻
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New configuration option MaxConsensusAgeForDiffs

Relay operators (especially bridge operators) can use this to lower
or raise the number of consensuses that they're willing to hold for
diff generation purposes.

This enables a workaround for bug 22883.
parent 5636b160
o Minor features (directory cache, consensus diff):
- Add a new MaxConsensusAgeForDiffs option to allow directory cache
operators with low-resource environments to adjust the number of
consensuses they'll store and generate diffs from. Most cache operators
should leave it unchanged. Helps to work around bug 22883.
......@@ -2072,6 +2072,16 @@ details.)
because clients connect via the ORPort by default. Setting either DirPort
or BridgeRelay and setting DirCache to 0 is not supported. (Default: 1)
[[MaxConsensusAgeForDiffs]] **MaxConsensusAgeForDiffs** __N__ **minutes**|**hours**|**days**|**weeks**::
When this option is nonzero, Tor caches will not try to generate
consensus diffs for any consensus older than this amount of time.
If this option is set to zero, Tor will pick a reasonable default from
the current networkstatus document. You should not set this
option unless your cache is severely low on disk space or CPU.
If you need to set it, keeping it above 3 or 4 hours will help clients
much more than setting it to zero.
(Default: 0)
......@@ -393,6 +393,7 @@ static config_var_t option_vars_[] = {
V(MaxAdvertisedBandwidth, MEMUNIT, "1 GB"),
V(MaxCircuitDirtiness, INTERVAL, "10 minutes"),
V(MaxClientCircuitsPending, UINT, "32"),
V(MaxConsensusAgeForDiffs, INTERVAL, "0 seconds"),
VAR("MaxMemInQueues", MEMUNIT, MaxMemInQueues_raw, "0"),
V(MaxOnionQueueDelay, MSEC_INTERVAL, "1750 msec"),
......@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@
#include "or.h"
#include "config.h"
#include "conscache.h"
#include "consdiff.h"
#include "consdiffmgr.h"
......@@ -462,12 +463,22 @@ cdm_cache_lookup_consensus(consensus_flavor_t flavor, time_t valid_after)
static int32_t
/* The parameter is in hours. */
const int32_t DEFAULT_MAX_AGE_TO_CACHE = 8192;
const int32_t MIN_MAX_AGE_TO_CACHE = 0;
const int32_t MAX_MAX_AGE_TO_CACHE = 8192;
const char MAX_AGE_TO_CACHE_NAME[] = "max-consensus-age-to-cache-for-diff";
const or_options_t *options = get_options();
if (options->MaxConsensusAgeForDiffs) {
const int v = options->MaxConsensusAgeForDiffs;
if (v >= MAX_MAX_AGE_TO_CACHE * 3600)
return v;
/* The parameter is in hours, so we multiply */
return 3600 * networkstatus_get_param(NULL,
......@@ -4558,6 +4558,11 @@ typedef struct {
/** Bool (default: 0): Tells if a %include was used on torrc */
int IncludeUsed;
/** The seconds after expiration which we as a relay should keep old
* consensuses around so that we can generate diffs from them. If 0,
* use the default. */
int MaxConsensusAgeForDiffs;
} or_options_t;
/** Persistent state for an onion router, as saved to disk. */
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