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The long-awaited Ethereum merger has finally begun as Ethereum customers release updates in preparation for the September 15 merger. However, Go Ethereum and Nethermind found bugs in their updates to the main geth network v1.10.22 (Promavess) and v1.14.0 respectively. However, bugs are unlikely to delay the merge as developers perform quick fixes and other execution clients are available.
Ethereum Clients Report Errors in Core Network Merge Updates
Ethereum Go and Nethermind customers have discovered bugs in their Mainnet Merge updates. Ethereum developer Peter Silaji in a tweet dated August 23 reported a regression error in Geth v1.10.22 (Promavess). This is one of the inclusion requests (PR) that the team combined for a new storage model or online cleaner.
“Aaah, our latest release doesn’t work. Geth 1.10.22 contains a regression that causes trie/state to become incorrect. This is most likely one of the PR we’ve combined regarding the new storage/online cleaner model. I’m trying to find and fix the problem.”
The Go Ethereum team is currently trying to find and fix the problem.
Nethermind’s main developer, DanielC, responded to Peter Silagi’s tweet by stating that a similar regression bug was found in the v1.14.0 release. However, the team fixed the problem by deciding to move to the stage of strict stabilization before the merger.
“Recently, we had similar regressions in Nethermindeth , so we decided to move to the stage of strict stabilization before Merge . Currently, we are only merging fixes into the main branch.”
The bugs are unlikely to affect the merger of Ethereum Mainnet with Beacon Chain on the expected date of September 15. Users can also switch to minority execution clients. What’s more, there are other executing tenants who can help you prepare for the core network merger.
So far, several Ethereum clients have released the necessary updates to the main network. These include Besu v22.7.1, Geth v1.10.22, Nethermind v1.14.0, Erigon v2022.08.02-alpha, Lighthouse v3.0.0, Teku v22.8.1 and Prysm 3.0.0.
Developers insist on merging on September 15
Ethereum developers are pushing the launch of the merger to TTD 587500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Plans for bellatrix and Paris updates are also in the works.
Ethereum customers have launched Mainnet Merge releases, which customize the Bellatrix, Paris, and Merge updates.
In addition, Ethereum’s hash rate matches the required average hash rate of 872.2 TH/s for the merger that will occur on September 15.
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