tor client does not immediately open new circuits after standby
Viktor writes via https://bugs.debian.org/835119:
I use tor only as a client to connect icedove to the tor network with the extension Torbirdy (on port 9050). With the tor version 0.2.8.6 I can't immediately connect to any mail server or news feed after the pc woke up from standby ("long" time in standby) and I started icedove. I have to wait for several minutes in order to connect successfully, but the timespan seems to be random. This does not occur after a (re)boot. The first version I remember to have this issue is 0.2.8.6-2, I did an upgrade from 0.2.7.6-1 to 0.2.8.6-2, so I skipped the alpha and rc versions and the first upload to unstable. I am very sure that the issue didn't occur in version 0.2.7.6-1 which I used for several months. I can exclude network connectivity problems because e.g. I can immediately start the Tor Browser after standby.
Today I purged tor, installed version 0.2.7.6-1, copied the old "state" file to /var/lib/tor, and set the pc in standby mode for a couple of minutes. After waking up from standby I immediately tried to connect to a mail server which worked. Then I upgraded step by step to every version of tor 0.2.8 which I could find on snapshot.debian.org and tried to connect to a mail server immediately after waking up from standby. Unfortunately I could not reproduce the bug then. Finally with version 0.2.8.6-3 the bug occured again, but only after a "long" standby time (almost 90 minutes).
Attached are two log files from the weekend and the complete log from today after the installation of version 0.2.7.6-1.
As you can see, the bug is not easily reproducible, and the logs don't show any particular reason for why tor does not open new circuits immediately. Please tell me what I can do to give you more information about the bug.