Solana to Investigate Root Cause of Network Outage

Vignesh Karunanidhi
Solana to Investigate Root Cause of Network Outage
Source: Outlook India

Solana outages have been quite prevalent since 2020 and into 2022. To address faults, the network would occasionally be paused. On June 1, for example, the mainnet was hit by nondeterminism, preventing the network from progressing further.

However, the Solana blockchain underwent a network outage in 2023 over the weekend. The Solana network underwent a technical issue that slowed down the network on Feb. 25. The official Twitter account addressed the issue that happened during the upgrade from 1.13 to 1.14. The team also stated that a coordinated restart is underway.

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According to the latest update from the SOL team, the engineers are investigating the primary cause of the outage.

Solana engineers to diagnose the root cause

The engineers are reportedly looking into the root cause of yesterday’s outage, which was resolved at 9:00 p.m. EST. The initial issues were a gradual slowdown of the network that inevitably transpired into a complete shutdown of the network.

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The initial investigation pointed at different issues, including a “fat block” theory that gunked up the mechanics of the Solana blockchain. However, the team is doing a deep dive to find out the root cause.

The outage, however, hasn’t affected the price of SOL. At press time, SOL is trading at $22.85, representing a 1.73% gain in value over the last 24 hours.