The restart was successfully completed at 07:00 UTC

Solana developers restart the network after an outage

01.10.2022 - 11:15


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What’s new? The developers of the Solana blockchain have announced that the network was back up and running. The issue that drove the suspension of the operation was caused by a misconfigured node that stopped the blockchain from processing transactions. Stakewiz, the company that operates a validator node, said that such a malfunction should be handled by the network itself.

What is the essence of the issue? One of the validators was running a duplicate validator instance, meaning two blocks were produced instead of one. This led to a blockchain fork because validators could not agree on which one was correct. Stakewiz suggested that Solana’s inability to fix the situation could be due to a failed node failover setup.

The developers decided to restart the network from 153139220, the last confirmed block. The restart was completed at 07:00 UTC. As of October 1, 11:55 UTC, SOL is trading at $33,03, having lost 2,65% per day, according to Binance.

On June 1, developers already halted the network operation for 4 hours. Validators began restarting the network only after disabling the so-called “durable nonce transactions” that caused the validation failure.

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