Solana devs target April 15 for failed TX fix — it’s ‘not a design flaw’

Solana programmers aim to address a “development glitch” that occurred recently and led to a significant increase in transaction failures on the Solana network, by April 15.

According to Mert Mumtaz, the CEO of Helius Labs, the current problem Solana is experiencing isn’t a flaw in its design, but rather a glitch in its implementation.

Mumtaz told his 108,000 followers on April 8 that it’s crucial to note the difference: “Implementation mistakes tend to be minor, while design errors are typically more significant and fundamental.”

Solana devs target April 15 for failed TX fix — it’s ‘not a design flaw’

On April 4, approximately 75% of non-voted transactions on the Solana network failed due to the recent hype surrounding meme coins. However, this percentage has decreased and now stands at 64.8%.

Mumtaz explained that the problem revolves around how Solana developers integrated “QUIC” – a data transfer protocol created by Google, which keeps all network nodes informed about the current network status.

According to Mumtaz, while there may be an implementation problem, this doesn’t equate to a fundamental design issue. Using the analogy of car design, he explains that even the best designed cars can encounter challenges during manufacturing or assembly.

Cars come equipped with four tires and an engine as a standard feature. However, there exists considerable variation in car designs, such as BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Formula One models, and Teslas, as the speaker pointed out.

A particular BMW model may have issues with its steering, but it wouldn’t be accurate to assume that all BMW cars or even all cars in general are faulty. Instead, we should identify the root cause and acknowledge that this specific model requires some attention and repairs.

In a comparable manner, Mumtaz pointed out that Solana’s QUIC implementation has some shortcomings and glitches at present.

“However, that doesn’t mean ‘Solana’ has a design flaw — it means it chose a buggy implementation for this part of its design.”

Instead, Solana should consider making adjustments to its current setup, similar to changing a tire on a car, instead of starting from scratch and building an entirely new blockchain network.

Mumtaz mentioned that according to Solana researcher Richard Patel, Firedancer’s execution, unlike what some people think, does not have the same problems.

Solana devs target April 15 for failed TX fix — it’s ‘not a design flaw’

If no unexpected problems arise during testing, the repair will be completed on April 15, according to Mumtaz.

CryptoMoon attempted to contact Mumtaz for clarification about the upcoming changes on April 15, but has yet to receive a clear answer.

The recent network issues with Solana have raised worries within the community, as the value of its native token, SOL, currently stands at a market capitalization of over $79.9 billion, and an extra $4.6 billion is currently secured on the network, according to DefiLlama’s data.

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2024-04-09 05:16