Developers have provided a fix for a bug that caused a large-scale failure in the testnet Ethereum 2.0
Prysmatic Labs has released a fix for a bug that caused the Medalla testnet to malfunction on August 14, Decrypt writes..
Medalla is the final version of the testnet, which aims to prepare Ethereum for the planned transition to the Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism. Ethereum 2.0 testing has generated significant interest among community members. The volume of test ETH contributed by users last week exceeded 1 million, and the number of validators – 26,000.
The problems started on Friday with a failure in a third-party service. Due to problems with Cloudflare, which was used by the developers in the Prysm client, the internal time of the nodes changed by about 4 hours. As a result, the validators began to transfer blocks to the network, the release time of which had not yet come. In addition, they could no longer properly handle blocks and collect rewards. At the same time, the share of testnet participants who successfully validated blocks dropped from 75% to 5%. As it turned out, Prysm did not implement a function that would allow the client to cope with the situation..
To date, Prysmatic Labs has released a revised version of the client containing “primary sync improvements that may help resolve current sync issues on the Medalla testnet.”.
“We will need any help to get the testnet operational. Updating your nodes is a great way to add more healthy peers to the web, ”the Prysmatic Labs team announced on Twitter.
The developers also emphasized the importance of finding similar bugs in the testnet and fixing them before the update is launched on the main Ethereum network..
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