go-ipfs 0.4.22 released
by Steven Allen on 2019-08-13
We’ve released a PATCH version of go-ipfs based on 0.4.21 containing some critical fixes.
The IPFS network has scaled to the point where small changes can have a wide-reaching impact on the entire network. To keep this situation from escalating, we’ve put a hold on releasing new features until we can improve our release process (which we’ve trialed in this release) and testing procedures.
You can read more about the new release process in the release process blog post.
This release includes fixes for the following regressions:
- A major bitswap throughput regression introduced in 0.4.21 (ipfs/go-ipfs#6442).
- High bitswap CPU usage when connected to many (e.g. 10,000) peers. See ipfs/go-bitswap#154.
- The local network discovery service sometimes initializes before the networking module, causing it to announce the wrong addresses and sometimes complain about not being able to determine the IP address (ipfs/go-ipfs#6415).
It also includes fixes for:
- Pins not being persisted after
ipfs block add --pin(ipfs/go-ipfs#6441).
- Panic due to concurrent map access when adding and listing pins at the same time (ipfs/go-ipfs#6419).
- Potential pin-set corruption given a concurrent
ipfs repo gcand
ipfs pin rm(ipfs/go-ipfs#6444).
- Build failure due to a deleted git tag in one of our dependencies (ipfs/go-ds-badger#64).
- @hannahhoward for fixing both bitswap issues.
- @sanderpick for catching and fixing the local discovery bug.
- @campoy for fixing the build issue.
Would you like to contribute to the IPFS project and don’t know how? Well, there are a few places you can get started:
- Check the issues with the
help wantedlabel in the go-ipfs repo
- Join an IPFS All Hands, introduce yourself and let us know where you would like to contribute - https://github.com/ipfs/team-mgmt/#weekly-ipfs-all-hands
- Hack with IPFS and show us what you made! The All Hands call is also the perfect venue for demos, join in and show us what you built
- Join the discussion at discuss.ipfs.io and help users finding their answers.
- Join the 🚀 IPFS Core Implementations Weekly Sync 🛰 and be part of the action!
⁉️ Do you have questions?
The best place to ask your questions about IPFS, how it works and what you can do with it is at discuss.ipfs.io. We are also available at the
#ipfs channel on Freenode, which is also accessible through our Matrix bridge.