The Solana network has become prey to another technical glitch that caused problems for the entire Solana community.
The entire Solana network encountered a slowdown in terms of the transaction flow. The transactions on the blockchain slowed down causing a huge inconvenience for the users.
According to the engineering teams on the Solana blockchain, it was a case of reduced functionality on the network. The reduction in the functionality of the network was experienced on Saturday.
The teams confirmed that it was at 6:37 UTC when the slowdown in the network was recorded. The moment they established the problem, they worked to fix it right away.
As a result of the functionality issue, there were some transactions that ended up failing, and some block finalizations were interrupted and slowed down.
Many users also complained that they were unable to process the transactions or they were taking too much time to process.
Information Shared by Solblaze
A liquid staking pool going by the name Solblaze posted a report from there in regard to the Solana blockchain.
The firm reported that the block production was not fully stopped on the Solana blockchain. However, it did end up getting delayed and slowed down during the reduced functionality.
The entire reduction and failure of the transactions were faced during the forking event. It means that an update/upgrade was implemented that ended up causing the anomaly with the blockchain.
Solblaze provided more information on the matter revealing that Solana was able to fix the problem sooner than expected.
The firm revealed that it was a mainnet-beta for a large forking event that was launched on that particular day. It ended up causing a problem for the validators, causing hindrance for them as they tried to resolve forks.
It added that due to the slowdown, the processing time for the transactions on each block had been reduced to 16 transactions per second. This was a huge fall that the Solana blockchain engineers had been trying their best to bring under control.
The Solana engineers and the validator operators worked closely to identify the main cause of the problem and solve it for good.
As the problem was established, the “on-the-spot solution” the teams came up with was to revert the version of the Solana blockchain.
Therefore, they proceeded with the reversion of the Solana blockchain version from v1.14 to v1.13.
Information on Solana Blockchain
Similar information has been shared by the officials of the Solana blockchain on their website. According to the teams at the Solana blockchain, they have referred to the matter as “cluster instability”.
In their official report, the Solana blockchain officials confirmed that they witnessed a problem with the launch of the mainnet beta.
Right after its launch, they started recording a slow root production, which they started investigating to find out what was the cause behind that.
As the problem did not seem to get fixed with normal procedures and fixes, there was only one solution to the problem. They had to proceed with restarting the network, which would resolve the problem.
The purpose behind the restart was to ensure that the upgrade was kept intact and the hard fork was implemented. It would upgrade the blockchain’s version from 1.13 to 1.14.
However, as the problem was worse than their expectations, they had no choice but to revert to the version.
Solana is among the blockchain networks that have continuously faced several major outages throughout the year 2022.
The network had become highly disliked among new users because of the constant glitches it faced in the past year.
As per the statistics, the Solana blockchain suffered 10 outages in the year 2022. These outages were either full or partial and caused problems for the network for several hours.
This is the first glitch that the Solana blockchain has suffered in the year 2023, which is not good for the network at all.