13% of Ethereum nodes disconnected due to an error in the Parity Ethereum client

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13% of Ethereum nodes disconnected due to an error in the Parity Ethereum client

An unknown error in the program code of the Parity Ethereum and OpenEthereum clients prevents the nodes from synchronizing with the last closed blocks on the network.

As a result of problems with two implementations of blockchain programs, about 13% of nodes have become useless. The developers have discovered violations that affect memory and hard disk usage, as well as several unsolvable critical errors. However, the exact cause of client failures is still unknown..

Even after critical errors have been identified, however, it will take weeks or months to fix them, which will significantly increase the voltage on the Ethereum network, increase centralization and increase the load on other clients. Currently, about 80% of the network is supported by Geth operators.

13% of Ethereum nodes disconnected due to an error in the Parity Ethereum client

Distributing nodes between several clients is also one of the main ways to prevent attacks on the network..

Developers «defective» versions of clients urged operators to revert to previous versions of programs in order to restore their nodes. However, users are faced with the question of choosing between waiting for the fix of unstable products and switching to another client..

text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: 0xzx