Solana Foundation finally competes investigation on root cause behind the mainnet beta outage occurred on February 25. Core developers confirmed congestion within the primary block-propagation protocol “Turbine” as the reason behind long block finalization times and other technical problems.
According to the “02-25-23 Solana Mainnet Beta Outage Report” by Solana Foundation, several services running block-forwarding software transmitted data larger than a normal block. The re-broadcasting of the large block to the Solana network by block-forwarding services failed deduplication logic, which could have prevented the outage.
Abnormal network traffic saturated Turbine’s capacity, forcing most of the block data to be transmitted through the extremely slow backup block repair protocol. Core engineers have determined that this issue is caused by a failure in the deduplication logic in the shard forwarding service.
How Solana Outage Started?
The slowdown on Solana network began after a malfunctioning validator broadcast an abnormally large block during its leader slot. As per the core developers, block’s large size was due to padding out proof of history with virtual tick. Typically, it happens when validator skips consensus due to misconfiguration, or a software bug, or hardware fault.
Validators earlier considered issues with upgrade to v1.14.16 as the reason behind the outage and restarted the chain with the previous upgrade, returning the normal network functions on February 26 at 01:28 UTC. Investigations indeed revealed a change to Turbine in v1.14.16, which increased the maximum allowed number of recovery shreds in a block.
Improvements to the Solana Network
Core engineers enhanced the deduplication logic with deduplication filter to prevent loops in the Turbine tree, deduplication filter capacity is increased, and new deduplication filter will efficiently prevent duplicates.
Engineers plan to improve the resiliency and compatibility of design by wokring withh shred-forwarding service providers. Solana Labs validator client patch is applied will restrict larger blocks. Furthermore, all UDP based networking protocols in the validator software will be replaced with QUIC.
“Implementing QUIC in Turbine will allow the protocol to guarantee that shreds ingested by a node in Turbine followed the protocol defined path, thus enforcing topology constraints within Turbine itself.”
Solana Price To Rally Higher
Solana price breakout above the 11-month-long resistance trendline on after Bitcoin crossed the $30,000 psychological level after 10 months last week. This bullish breakout signals trend reversal and the massive trading volume indicates positive sentiment among investors.
As per CoinGape analysis, the Solana price could rise 16% to hit $26.8 and $30.5 resistance levels. RSI has moved into the bullish region, indicating strong buying pressure in the market.
Solana Mobile Launch on April 13 is also a major catalyst for the SOL price jump. The community has been actively awaiting the Saga Web3 smartphone launch since its announcement last year.
SOL price is currently trading at $23.20, down 7% in the last 24 hours. A long squeeze caused massive Bitcoin and Ethereum longs liquidated, causing broader selloff in the crypto market. However, the sentiments remain positive for SOL price to hit $30.
Also Read: Crypto Market Selloff: Here’s Why Bitcoin, Ethereum Price Are Falling Sharply
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