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Each week we invite community members to help test RNode.

  • When - Tuesdays at 15:00 UTC
  • Where - This meeting takes place online using Zoom
    • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
    • Or iPhone one-tap :
          US: +16468769923,,134156866# or +16699006833,,134156866#
    • Or Telephone:
          Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
              US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
          Meeting ID: 134 156 866
          International numbers available:
  • Additional communications are posted in #node-testing on the RChain Discord.

What you can expect this week

We would like your help using a new log aggregation tool for nodes running on the network. We will use time in this session to help you get started using RChain DoctorRDoctor. Then we will join a test network and walk through a few scenarios. 

Work completed since Nov. 20

Jira Legacy
serverSystem JIRA
jqlQueryproject in (CORE, RHOL, OPS) AND status = Done AND resolution = Done AND resolved >= 2018-11-20 AND resolved <= 2018-11-26 ORDER BY issuetype DESC, priority DESC

Instructions for testing today

Read documentation for RChain Doctor

Please read the RChain Doctor RDoctor documentation. We will use this software and tools to support collecting logs from nodes participating in today's testing session. Note, there are no new updates to RChain Doctor since last week. If you used it last week, please use it again. If you'd like to try again, please do (smile). If it's not for your, no worries.

The session key for today is 

Code Block

Install RNode

Note If you used a previous version of RNode, please delete your existing .rnode directory. Most errors experienced using RNode relate to content in the directory from a previous version.

RNode version for this session

Today's version RChain Node 0.7.1 (081f969aea21bdd3d39c7680a8eccf8496ea8f9a)

Select a validator key or generate one 

To select a key set

To generate a key set

Bond to become a validator

Share your experience

You best support the improvement and development of the RChain platform when you file a bug to report challenge you faced or unsuccessful outcomes. This will help us collect all relevant information to better understand your setup and experience. 

Testing session summary

RNode Doctor

We did have success collecting logs from some participants. We know the aggregation works. We also observed difficulties running the tool on the user side. We will work to improve the configuration and operation of the tool for next week's testing.


  • Success in starting a test net 
  • Success in adding peers to the network
  • Limited success in nodes catching up to the state of the blockchain 
    • Some nodes had the full state 
    • Some nodes added up to 34 blocks and were unable to add more despite seeing new blocks added and requesting missing blocks from peers
    • Some notes added fewer blocks and were stuck
  • No success bonding new validators because they were unable to add the block containing their bond
  • Bootstrap node crashed with out of memory error. Nodes joining the network were able to join and not receive an approved block. Ticket created to add messaging that bootstrap is down.
  • A validating node received a JustificationRegression error and was not longer able to propose

Bugs filed

Jira Legacy
serverSystem JIRA
jqlQuerylabels = "1127_test_1127"

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