I am trying to run a bitcoin node and the download process has been stuck for over a week at ~56% verification progress. I am on a 12 core computer with 64 G ram. What can I do to make it work?
[bitcoin] john-moffett opened pull request #27080: Wallet: Zero out wallet master key upon locking so it doesn't persist in memory (master...2023_02_WipeMasterKeyOnLock) https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/27080
[bitcoin] fanquake closed pull request #25050: CValidationInterface: ValidationInterfaceUnregistering, called when being unregistered (master...validationIF_unregister) https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/25050
[bitcoin] theStack opened pull request #27035: test: simplify and speedup mempool_updatefromblock.py by using MiniWallet (master...202302-test-use_MiniWallet_for_mempool_updatefromblock) https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/27035
And yeah, that was my understanding that we would work towards shipping a file with Bitcoin Core. Maybe in the first iteration it gets shipped with the release but it’s not used by default. However users could use the included file by just passing -asmap=1 and they don’t have to get the file from somewhere and provide it explicitly. I think that might be a good intermediate step. Of course they should still be able to
Does bitcoin-git detect when there is conversation and then keeps silent? Or is there no github activity because people are busy having the conversation?
Also, have you thought about how the data would (eventually) be included in Bitcoin Core? My thinking is that over time we'd perhaps just want it built into the binary, and that this built-in version would be used as default unless overridden. For auditability, that probably means a way to export the encoded asmap data, and/or RPCs to perform lookups in it.
I don't understand where the multimap idea fits in. I realize that there can be conflicting data, so there are multiple ASNs for a single IP range, but even if this were encodable in the asmap file format, how would Bitcoin Core use it? Unless there is a useful way to incorporate this information, my thinking is that you just need a deterministic mechanism for picking one of the options.