Investigate why timeouts of clients requesting consensuses have recently gone up a lot
Last week we have been looking at possible reasons for the recent increase in user numbers. One thing we found, which might be unrelated, is that timeouts of clients requesting consensuses have recently gone up a lot. I'm attaching a graph that plots sums of completed downloads, timeouts, and ongoing downloads contained in
"dirreq-v3-tunneled-dl" lines. This is just a start of an analysis that I couldn't finish last week, so maybe the next step is just crunch more numbers to see whether this has happened before. I'm creating this ticket to speculate about possible reasons and to have a single place to keep track of this work.