Commit 72e1f192 authored by Nick Mathewson's avatar Nick Mathewson 🐛
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......@@ -2,36 +2,30 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
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o New system requirements:
- Tor no longer tries to support systems without mmap() or some
local equivalent. Apparently, compilation on such systems has been
broken for some time, without anybody noticing or complaining.
Closes ticket 25398.
- Tor no longer tries to support old operating systems without
mmap() or some local equivalent. Apparently, compilation on such
systems has been broken for some time, without anybody noticing or
complaining. Closes ticket 25398.
 
o Major feature (directory authority, modularization):
- The directory authority subsystem has been modularized. The code
is now located in src/or/dirauth/ which is compiled in by default.
is now located in src/or/dirauth/, and is compiled in by default.
To disable the module, the configure option
--disable-module-dirauth has been added. Closes ticket 25610;
o Major feature (main loop, CPU usage):
- Previously, tor would enable at startup all possible main loop
event regardless if it needed them. For instance, directory
authorities callbacks were fired up even for client only. We have
now refactored this whole interface to only enable the appropriate
callbacks depending on what are tor roles (client only, relay,
hidden service, etc.). Furthermore, these events now depend on
DisableNetwork or the hibernation state in order to enable them.
This is a big step towards reducing client CPU usage by reducing
the amount of wake ups the daemon does. Closes ticket 25376
and 25762.
o Major features (CPU usage, mobile):
--disable-module-dirauth has been added. This module may be
disabled by default in some future release. Closes ticket 25610.
o Major features (main loop, CPU usage):
- When Tor is disabled (via DisableNetwork or via hibernation), it
no longer needs to run any per-second events. This change should
make it easier for mobile applications to disable Tor while the
device is sleeping, or Tor is not running. Closes ticket 26063.
o Major features (main loop, CPU wakeup):
- Tor no longer enables all of its periodic events by default.
Previously, Tor would enable all possible main loop events,
regardless of whether it needed them. Furthermore, many of these
events are now disabled with Tor is hibernating or DisableNetwork
is set. This is a big step towards reducing client CPU usage by
reducing the amount of wake-ups the daemon does. Closes ticket
25376 and 25762.
- The bandwidth-limitation logic has been refactored so that
bandwidth calculations are performed on-demand, rather than every
TokenBucketRefillInterval milliseconds. This change should improve
......@@ -41,9 +35,14 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
 
o Major bugfixes (directory authorities, security):
- When directory authorities read a zero-byte bandwidth file, they
log a warning with the contents of an uninitialised buffer. Log a
warning about the empty file instead. Fixes bug 26007; bugfix
on 0.2.2.1-alpha.
would previously log a warning with the contents of an
uninitialised buffer. They now log a warning about the empty file
instead. Fixes bug 26007; bugfix on 0.2.2.1-alpha.
o Major bugfixes (crash):
- Avoid an rare assertion failure in the circuit build timeout code
if we fail to allow any circuits to actually complete. Fixes bug
25733; bugfix on 0.2.2.2-alpha.
 
o Major bugfixes (directory authority):
- Avoid a crash when testing router reachability on a router that
......@@ -74,15 +73,11 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
controlled by a consensus parameter. Fixes bug 25226; bugfix
on 0.2.4.14-alpha.
 
o Minor feature (entry guards):
- Introduce torrc option NumPrimaryGuards for controlling the number
of primary guards. Closes ticket 25843.
o Minor features (accounting):
- When we become dormant, use a scheduled event to wake up at the
right time. Previously, we would use the per-second timer to check
whether to wake up, but we no longer have any per-second timers
enabled when the network is disabled. Closes ticket 26064.
- When Tor becomes dormant, it now uses a scheduled event to wake up
at the right time. Previously, we would use the per-second timer
to check whether to wake up, but we no longer have any per-second
timers enabled when the network is disabled. Closes ticket 26064.
 
o Minor features (code quality):
- Add optional spell-checking for the Tor codebase, using the
......@@ -93,8 +88,6 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
- Tor now detects versions of OpenSSL 1.1.0 and later compiled with
the no-deprecated option, and builds correctly with them. Closes
tickets 19429, 19981, and 25353.
o Minor features (compilation, portability):
- Avoid some compilation warnings with recent versions of LibreSSL.
Closes ticket 26006.
 
......@@ -103,7 +96,7 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
that the zstd maintainers have labeled as potentially unstable. To
prevent breakage, Tor will only use this functionality when the
runtime version of the zstd library matches the version with which
it were compiled. Closes ticket 25162.
Tor was compiled. Closes ticket 25162.
 
o Minor features (configuration):
- The "DownloadSchedule" options have been renamed to end with
......@@ -133,7 +126,7 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
 
o Minor features (directory authority):
- Directory authorities now open their key-pinning files as O_SYNC,
to prevent themselves from accidentally writing partial lines.
to limit their chances of accidentally writing partial lines.
Closes ticket 23909.
 
o Minor features (directory authority, forward compatibility):
......@@ -141,65 +134,38 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
their entries in any order. Previously, the node_id entry needed
to come first. Closes ticket 26004.
 
o Minor features (entry guards):
- Introduce a new torrc option NumPrimaryGuards for controlling the
number of primary guards. Closes ticket 25843.
o Minor features (geoip):
- Update geoip and geoip6 to the May 1 2018 Maxmind GeoLite2 Country
database. Closes ticket 26104.
 
o Minor features (mainloop):
- Move responsibility for closing connections, circuits, and
channels from a once-per-second callback to a callback that is
only scheduled as needed. Once enough items are removed from our
- Move responsibility for many operations from a once-per-second
callback to a callback that is only scheduled as needed. Moving
this functionality has allowed us to disable the callback when
Tor's network is disabled. Once enough items are removed from our
once-per-second callback, we can eliminate it entirely to conserve
CPU when idle. Closes ticket 25932.
- Move responsibility for consensus voting from a once-per-second
callback to a callback that is only scheduled as needed. Once
enough items are removed from our once-per-second callback, we can
eliminate it entirely to conserve CPU when idle. Closes
ticket 25937.
- Move responsibility for flushing log callbacks from a once-per-
second callback to a callback that is only scheduled as needed.
Once enough items are removed from our once-per-second callback,
we can eliminate it entirely to conserve CPU when idle. Closes
ticket 25951.
- Move responsibility for honoring delayed SIGNEWNYM requests from a
once-per-second callback to a callback that is only scheduled as
needed. Once enough items are removed from our once-per-second
callback, we can eliminate it entirely to conserve CPU when idle.
Closes ticket 25949.
- Move responsibility for rescanning the consensus cache from a
once-per-second callback to a callback that is only scheduled as
needed. Once enough items are removed from our once-per-second
callback, we can eliminate it entirely to conserve CPU when idle.
Closes ticket: 25931.
- Move responsibility for saving the state file to disk from a once-
per-second callback to a callback that is only scheduled as
needed. Once enough items are removed from our once-per-second
callback, we can eliminate it entirely to conserve CPU when idle.
Closes ticket 25948.
- Move responsibility for warning relay operators about unreachable
ports from a once-per-second callback to a callback that is only
scheduled as needed. Once enough items are removed from our once-
per-second callback, we can eliminate it entirely to conserve CPU
when idle. Closes ticket 25952. - Move responsibility for keeping
track of Tor's uptime from a nce-per-second callback to a callback
that is only scheduled as needed. Once enough items are removed
from our once-per-second callback, we can eliminate it entirely to
conserve CPU when idle. Closes ticket 26009.
CPU when idle. The functionality removed includes: closing
connections, circuits, and channels (ticket 25932); consensus
voting (25937); flushing log callbacks (25951); honoring delayed
SIGNEWNYM requests (25949); rescanning the consensus cache
(25931); saving the state file to disk (25948); warning relay
operators about unreachable ports (25952); and keeping track of
Tor's uptime (26009).
 
o Minor features (performance):
- Avoid a needless call to malloc() when processing an incoming
relay cell. Closes ticket 24914.
o Minor features (performance, 32-bit):
- Make our timing-wheel code run a tiny bit faster on 32-bit
platforms, by preferring 32-bit math to 64-bit. Closes
ticket 24688.
o Minor features (performance, allocation):
- Avoid a needless malloc()/free() pair every time we handle an ntor
handshake. Closes ticket 25150.
 
o Minor features (Testing):
o Minor features (testing):
- Add a unit test for voting_schedule_get_start_of_next_interval().
Closes ticket 26014, and helps make unit test coverage
more deterministic.
......@@ -216,21 +182,6 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
than gettimeofday(). This change should marginally increase
accuracy and performance. Implements part of ticket 25927.
 
o Minor bugfix (controler):
- Make CIRC_BW event reflect the total of all data sent on a
circuit, including padding and dropped cells. Also fix a mis-
counting bug when STREAM_BW events were enabled. Fixes bug 25400;
bugfix on 0.2.5.2-alpha.
o Minor bugfix (Multiple includes):
- Fixed multiple includes of trasports.h in src/or/connection.c
Fixes bug 25261; bugfix on 0.2.5.1-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (Assert crash):
- Avoid an assert in the circuit build timeout code if we fail to
allow any circuits to actually complete. Fixes bug 25733; bugfix
on 0.2.2.2-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (bandwidth management):
- Consider ourselves "low on write bandwidth" if we have exhausted
our write bandwidth some time in the last second. This was the
......@@ -243,32 +194,39 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
subsystem. Fixes bug 25675; bugfix on 0.2.7.3-rc. Found by
Coverity; this is CID 1433643.
 
o Minor bugfixes (channel_get_for_extend()):
- Remove the unused variable n_possible from the function Fixes bug
25645; bugfix on 0.2.4.4-alpha
o Minor bugfixes (circuit path selection):
- Don't count path selection failures as circuit build failures.
This should eliminate cases where Tor blames its guard or the
network for situations like insufficient microdescriptors and/or
overly restrictive torrc settings. Fixes bug 25705; bugfix
This change should eliminate cases where Tor blames its guard or
the network for situations like insufficient microdescriptors
and/or overly restrictive torrc settings. Fixes bug 25705; bugfix
on 0.3.3.1-alpha.
 
o Minor bugfixes (client):
- Don't consider Tor running as a client if the ControlPort is open.
Fixes bug 26062; bugfix on 0.2.9.4-alpha.
- Don't consider Tor running as a client if the ControlPort is open,
but no actual client ports are open. Fixes bug 26062; bugfix
on 0.2.9.4-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (code style):
- Fixed multiple includes of trasports.h in src/or/connection.c
Fixes bug 25261; bugfix on 0.2.5.1-alpha.
- Remove the unused variable n_possible from the function
channel_get_for_extend(). Fixes bug 25645; bugfix on 0.2.4.4-alpha
 
o Minor bugfixes (control interface):
- Respond with more human readable error messages to GETINFO exit-
policy/* requests. Also, let controller know if error is transient
(response code 551) or not (response code 552). Fixes bug 25852;
bugfix on 0.2.8.1-alpha.
- Respond with more human-readable error messages to GETINFO exit-
policy/* requests. Also, let controller know if an error is
transient (response code 551) or not (response code 552). Fixes
bug 25852; bugfix on 0.2.8.1-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (controller):
- Make CIRC_BW event reflect the total of all data sent on a
circuit, including padding and dropped cells. Also fix a mis-
counting bug when STREAM_BW events were enabled. Fixes bug 25400;
bugfix on 0.2.5.2-alpha.
 
o Minor bugfixes (directory client):
- When unverified-consensus is verified, rename it to cached-
consenus. Fixes bug 4187; bugfix on 0.2.0.3-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (directory server cert fetch):
- Fixed launching a certificate fetch always during the scheduled
periodic consensus fetch by fetching only in those cases when
consensus are waiting for certs. Fixes bug 24740; bugfix
......@@ -281,11 +239,6 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
we forgot to say so in the man page. Fixes bug 26052; bugfix
on 0.3.2.6-alpha.
 
o Minor bugfixes (Duplicate code):
- Remove duplicate code in parse_{c,s}method_line and bootstrap
their functionalities into a single function. Fixes bug 6236;
bugfix on 0.2.3.6-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (error reporting):
- Improve tolerance for directory authorities with skewed clocks.
Previously, an authority with a clock more than 60 seconds ahead
......@@ -294,23 +247,18 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
directory authorities have to be ahead of the client before this
warning will occur. Fixes bug 25756; bugfix on 0.2.2.25-alpha.
 
o Minor bugfixes (freebsd):
- In have_enough_mem_for_dircache(), the variable DIRCACHE_MIN_MEM_MB
does not stringify on FreeBSD, so we switch to tor_asprintf().
Fixes bug 20887; bugfix on 0.2.8.1-alpha. Patch by Neel Chauhan.
o Minor bugfixes (Linux seccomp2 sandbox):
- Allow the nanosleep() system call, which glibc uses to implement
sleep() and usleep(). Fixes bug 24969; bugfix on 0.2.5.1-alpha.
 
o Minor bugfixes (hidden service v3):
- Fix a memory leak when an hidden service v3 is configured and gets
a SIGHUP signal. Fixes bug 25901; bugfix on 0.3.2.1-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (onion service):
- Fix a memory leak when a v3 onion service is configured and gets a
SIGHUP signal. Fixes bug 25901; bugfix on 0.3.2.1-alpha.
- When parsing the descriptor signature, look for the token plus an
extra white-space at the end. This is more correct but also will
allow us to support new fields that might start with "signature".
Fixes bug 26069; bugfix on 0.3.0.1-alpha.
 
o Minor bugfixes (Linux seccomp2 sandbox):
- Allow the nanosleep() system call, which glibc uses to implement
sleep() and usleep(). Fixes bug 24969; bugfix on 0.2.5.1-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (path selection):
- Only select relays when they have the descriptors we prefer to use
for them. This change fixes a bug where we could select a relay
......@@ -323,6 +271,11 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
getpagesize function is deprecated. Fixes bug 25399; bugfix
on 0.1.1.23.
 
o Minor bugfixes (portability, FreeBSD):
- In have_enough_mem_for_dircache(), the variable DIRCACHE_MIN_MEM_MB
does not stringify on FreeBSD, so we switch to tor_asprintf().
Fixes bug 20887; bugfix on 0.2.8.1-alpha. Patch by Neel Chauhan.
o Minor bugfixes (relay statistics):
- When a relay is collecting internal statistics about how many
create cell requests it has seen of each type, accurately count
......@@ -340,24 +293,18 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
module. This should prevent a bug where authentication cookies are
not generated on restart. Fixes bug 25512; bugfix on 0.3.3.1-alpha.
 
o Minor bugfixes (test):
o Minor bugfixes (testing):
- When testing workqueue event-cancellation, make sure that we
actually cancel an event, and that cancel each event with equal
probability. (It was previously possible, though extremely
unlikely, for our event-canceling test not to cancel any events.)
Fixes bug 26008; bugfix on 0.2.6.3-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (testing):
- Repeat part of the test in test_client_pick_intro() a number of
times, to give it consistent coverage. Fixes bug 25996; bugfix
on 0.3.2.1-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (testing, coverage):
- Remove randomness from the hs_common/responsible_hsdirs test, so
that it always takes the same path through the function it tests.
Fixes bug 25997; bugfix on 0.3.2.1-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (tests):
- Change the behavior of the "channel/outbound" test so that it
never causes a 10-second rollover for the EWMA circuitmux code.
Previously, this behavior would happen randomly, and result in
......@@ -382,6 +329,9 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
25870; bugfix on 0.3.3.1-alpha.
 
o Code simplification and refactoring:
- Remove duplicate code in parse_{c,s}method_line and bootstrap
their functionalities into a single function. Fixes bug 6236;
bugfix on 0.2.3.6-alpha.
- We remove the PortForwsrding and PortForwardingHelper options,
related functions, and the port_forwarding tests. These options
were used by the now-deprecated Vidalia to help ordinary users
......@@ -449,9 +399,9 @@ Changes in version 0.3.4.1-alpha - 2018-05-1?
bugfix on 0.2.1.6-alpha. Patch by Neel Chauhan.
 
o Deprecated features:
- As we are not recommending 0.2.5 anymore we require relays that
- As we are not recommending 0.2.5 anymore, we require relays that
once had an ed25519 key associated with their RSA key to always
have that key instead of allowing them to drop back to a version
have that key, instead of allowing them to drop back to a version
that didn't support ed25519. This means they need to use a new RSA
key if the want to downgrade to an older version of tor without
ed25519. Closes ticket 20522.
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