- On Friday, Solana Network had to pause processing transactions and went offline due to a faulty node.
- It was the fourth massive interruption in service for the prominent blockchain since January, when it had a line of fractional interruptions for most of that month, as per the data from Solana.
Prior to this, In September 2021, there was an 18-hour of interruption in services. At the same time, breaking crypto winter has sent SOL, the No. 9 coin by market capitalization, fell 81% in this year.
On Friday at 7:01 pm EST, the Solana Status updated on Twitter that the network was facing corrupted performance, and the developers are making efforts to identify the problem. Soon after, Solana revealed that the network was “facing an interruption and is not able to process the transactions.”
“It seems like a faulty code has resulted an incurable fragmentation in the network,” the Solana validator supporting Stakewiz.com posted concerning the incident.
They also told the media that “a validator was operating identical validator instance. It means that when it was their chance to generate a block, they generated one from every instance, for that very slot, so few validators saw the one block, and others the different one, then they didn’t agree on which was correct.”
48.9% Reboot Complete
Stakewiz told Solana codebase should have managed the problem, but for a reason which is not known yet, it resulted in an incurable fragmentation or fork. They trust the fault was not done intentionally, “likely a failed node failover setup.” developers started the Solana mainnet network once again at the last verified slot, 153139220. At the time of writing, the reboot was 48.9% complete and had 1d 20h 46m was remaining out of 3d 15h 42m.
Solana administrators have queried in the past with different tallies in crypto media of the total number of interruptions, and founder Anatoly Yakovenko stated that interruptions have been our bane and highlighted that the Bitcoin blockchain has at times in the past.
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