20190122 RNode community testing

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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 work with the release version or RNode v0.8.3.

Work completed since the last testing session

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Instructions for testing today

Read documentation for RChain Doctor

Please read the RChain Doctor documentation and install RChain Doctor. We will use this software and tools to support collecting logs from nodes participating in today's testing session. This is a v2 version of RDoctor that does not require Docker. 

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.

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 0.8.3 (7ec0abc6d291182c55e3f9639a0b864878e4728f)

Select a validator key or generate one 

To select a key set

To generate a 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 tested the rate nodes can catch up to the state of the blockchain. RNode operators successfully brought up nodes that either caught up during the session or demonstrated capacity to catch up to an ever-growing blockchain.

Bugs filed

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Chat log


  • Phil
  • Paolo
  • Tomáš
  • Steve
  • Tomislav
  • Will