The latest release of Ethereum has a bug that causes data loss, according to developer Péter Szilágyi. While the upcoming Ethereum Merge is one of the most anticipated happenings in the cryptocurrency space right now, it isn’t without issues. Ethereum developers, on the other hand, react swiftly to any problems that arise.
Péter Szilágyi, an Ethereum software developer, announced on Twitter that he discovered a regression that leads to an unreadable state. He reasoned that it was most likely one of the pull requests integrating the new storage model or online pruner that had caused the problem.
In a later update, the developer explained that the problem would likely affect those who are running the release in terms of corrupting their database and resulting in the loss of data. He added that data is lost only upon shutdown, which is why tests were unable to catch this bug pre-release.
Despite the difficulties, the developers were able to fix the problem in a day. Go Ethereum released a hotfix to address the flaw. The team suggested that individuals who had upgraded rollback and reinstallation systems were still working correctly to see whether everything was functioning properly again.
After the patch’s release, Szilágyi advised players to wait till the builders have completed their work to make sure they were on the “correct version.” The developer apologized on Twitter for missing the problem during testing and promised to learn how to conduct better stress tests in the future. The developer also acknowledged those who assisted in resolving the problem.
Economist Lex Sokolin recently gave an interview to Cointelegraph in which he discussed the potential economic effects of the upcoming Ethereum Merge. According to Sokolin, the Merge will provide a less risky way to stake Ether (ETH) and could standardize interest rates within the Web3 space.
The upcoming Merge has caused miners to hesitate about which protocol they want to choose. Some individuals say that a market solution for miners would be a proof-of-work Ethereum hard fork. However, some mining pools have decided to switch their interests to staking instead.