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Blockchain Release: Blockchain Sync and Snapshot Improvements

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The core developers have tagged a new 2022.03.07.0 miner and blockchain-core release. This release is recommended for all Hotspot Makers.

The primary change in this release is a fix for an issue that causes the miner hang forever while downloading Snapshots. This becomes more likely for Hotspots in low bandwidth environments as the chain grows and Snapshots get larger. As mentioned in other venues, the real solution for this is not needing Snapshots at all when all Hotspots become Light and stop following the chain.

  • blockchain-core#1277: Work-around that hackney doesn't send a message on timeouts when async option is used


We have been testing 2022.03.07.0 since Mar 7, 2022 6:00 AM PST. Current ETA for GA is March 7, 2022 10:00 AM PST.