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Blockchain Release: Snapshot Loading Improvements

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The core developers have tagged a new 2022.01.29.0 miner release. This release is recommended for all makers, but is only mandatory for Hotspots that are no longer able to load the latest snapshot. As the network gets larger and the snapshot size increases, Hotspots with less RAM will have trouble loading them. We will continue to support these Hotspots until all manufacturers have an upgrade path to Light Hotspot firmware.

Prior to this release, the blocks from snapshot were all loaded into memory before being imported; this release switches to importing the snapshot blocks from disk, one at a time, and avoiding using more memory than is strictly necessary.


We have been testing 2022.01.29.0 since Jan 28, 2022 10:00 PM EST. Current ETA for GA is Jan 31, 2022 2:00 PM PST.