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 (opens new window) (which we've trialed in this release) and testing procedures (opens new window).
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 (opens new window)).
- High bitswap CPU usage when connected to many (e.g. 10,000) peers. See ipfs/go-bitswap#154 (opens new window).
- 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 (opens new window)).
It also includes fixes for:
- Pins not being persisted after
ipfs block add --pin(ipfs/go-ipfs#6441 (opens new window)).
- Panic due to concurrent map access when adding and listing pins at the same time (ipfs/go-ipfs#6419 (opens new window)).
- Potential pin-set corruption given a concurrent
ipfs repo gcand
ipfs pin rm(ipfs/go-ipfs#6444 (opens new window)).
- Build failure due to a deleted git tag in one of our dependencies (ipfs/go-ds-badger#64 (opens new window)).
- @hannahhoward (opens new window) for fixing both bitswap issues.
- @sanderpick (opens new window) for catching and fixing the local discovery bug.
- @campoy (opens new window) for fixing the build issue.
# ❤️ Contributors
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 (opens new window)
- 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.tech (opens new window) and help users finding their answers.
- Join the 🚀 IPFS Core Implementations Weekly Sync 🛰 (opens new window) 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.tech (opens new window). We are also available at the
#ipfs channel on Freenode, which is also accessible through our Matrix bridge (opens new window).