48-hour Solana Network Outage
The Solana network has suffered multiple issues within the last few months, and this current incident is the second in January. But unlike other occasions, the latest outage lasted about 48 hours.
The Solana team said they first noticed the hiccup on Friday, January 21 2022, at about 00:00 UTC.
“The mainnet-beta cluster is experiencing some performance degradation, we are currently investigating the issue,” the team wrote.
The investigation lasted more than 24 hours before the team was able to identify the cause on Saturday at 17:55 UTC.
According to the brief report on the Solana Status page, the issue was caused by “excessive duplicate transactions” done by bots.
The issue was resolved today (Sunday), at about 16:19 UTC after the release and adoption of v1.8.14, which was designed to “mitigate the worst effects of the issue.”
“These forthcoming releases are aimed at improving the state of the network, with more improvements expected to roll out in the next 8-12 weeks. Many of these features are currently live on Testnet, where they are being rigorously tested,” the team added.
Throwing Taunts and Jeers
The recent Solana network issue provided developers and non-Solana supporters another opportunity to jeer the supposed Ethereum killer.
HarperCollins’ author Mark Jeffery believes that Solana is already out of the winning blockchain of the future due to persistent network outages.
Another day, another 48 hour #Solana outage.
This is like the sixth time this has happened in 3 months.
I have zero faith in it now. It is the new EOS.
The fight is now between ETH, BSC, Fantom, Avalanche and Terra.
— Mark Jeffrey