Friday, February 26, 2021

Cardano Releases Jormungandr 0.8.6 to Improve Network Stability of the Node

It has come to our notice that Cardano has released the Jormungandr version 0.8.6. The major aim of the new release is to greatly improve the network stability of the node.

According to the update, the new release has come with several code quality improvements in the network node, the storage, and the service manager that monitors all the tasks powered by the node.

However, the update related that the new release does not majorly serve has a quick solution to some identified issues such as the “clone stake pools” problem.

It furthered that the issues related to the network are treated as paramount. Possibly, the issues linked to incentives will be the next to be treated.

The transition between version 0.8.5 and 0.8.6 implemented some enhancements and fixed a number of bugs mentioned below.

In the aspect of implemented enhancements, the new release has got rid of CandidateForest. It has also updated chain-deps for the rand and network API changes, coupled with the implementation of TCP server connection manager that always rejects connections when full.

The fixed bugs are listed below:

  1. Android compilation fails with rlimit
  2. SqliteFailure: “no such table: Blocks”
  3. Tests are sporadically failing on Circle CI
  4. 8.5-alpha1 panics observed
  5. No data at API endpoint /api/v0/stake_pool
  6. Error in the documentation of public_id
  7. Disable diagnostic on Android
  8. Replace task key with subtask for topology policy
  9. Enable shared cache for in-memory databases
  10. Enforce the correct order of writes to storage

For more information about the new release, the notable changes and improvements compared to the previous versions, visit GitHub.

Solomon Odunayo
Solomon has a growing passion for writing, this propelled him to keenly work on Eagles News Media for about two years before delving into the cryptocurrency and Blockchain industry he finds more interesting. He worked as a crypto Journalist and Editor at NewsLogical before joining Herald Sheets, owing to the priceless experience he has accumulated since he became a contributor in the crypto community.

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