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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: https://zoom.us/j/134156866
- 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: https://zoom.us/u/rDfBtpt
- Additional communications are posted in #node-testing on the RChain Discord.
What you can expect this week
We will test validator bonding and validation.
Work completed since the last testing session
Instructions for testing today
Read documentation for RChain Doctor
Please read the RChain Doctor documentation and install RChain Doctor (v0.3.3). We will use this software and tools to support collecting logs from nodes participating in today's testing session.
Read the documentation for visualizing the blockchain
One of the challenges of debugging is seeing what's happening when validators propose new blocks. We now have the ability to ask RNode to generate a text file that when pasted to Graphviz can generate an image. Please see 'visualizing the blockchain' in User guide for running 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 0.8.3 (git0115d58)
rnode-0.8.3.git0115d585.tgz 81.8 MiB 2019-Feb-19 10:42 rnode_0.8.3.git0115d585_all.deb 88.0 MiB 2019-Feb-19 10:42 rnode-0.8.3.git0115d585-1.noarch.rpm
Select a validator key or generate one
To select a key set
Pick out a an unclaimed row with a validator key pair
Specify your node if you want. You can wipe your information after testing
- If you use this key, you will join the network as a validator.
To generate a key set
- RNode supports ed25519 keys
- Generate an ed25519 key set:
Get the bootstrap address
Please use this bootstrap address
Follow instructions for validator bonding
Instructions for validator bonding are in the User guide for running RNode.
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
We observed nodes catching up to the state of an existing blockchain. Due to a misunderstanding of the contents of the bonds file at genesis, we were delayed in being able to test validator bonding. We were able to test in the last 10 minutes and saw two validators bond and demonstrate validation. One validator bonded and had his bond in a orphaned block. He was not able to validate after bonding (`InvalidUnslahshableBlock`).
We observed a node unable to peer with all nodes on the network and therefore be unable to quickly catch up to the state of the blockchain.
We did not observe the
InvalidParents error, indicating the estimator fix worked.