Mods - not sure if I’m posting this in the right section, but please free to move if need be.
I have tried to discover (through various channels - Reddit, Discord, Twitter, etc.) what has been clogging the network this past week or so. Haven’t seen any updates from developer channels either (my tezos-dev Slack access was revoked for whatever reason - maybe inactivity, I don’t know).
Can anyone comment on the real issues around the recent network slowdown. There seemed to be rumors around mempool issues, RPC calls overwhelming the network, bakers not updating universally due to a bug, etc. Not sure if any of this is true, but would be great if someone with the understanding of the situation can comment/clarify.
If it’s a scaling issue, would adding more nodes help? How does something like TezEdge help with scaling in situations like these? Is this indicative of Infura type of situation on Ethereum (I hope we can avoid this, so enterprise-scale dApps don’t have to pay-to-play)?
I try to be helpful to technical folks, so if adding more indie nodes is a thing, would be great to know that as well.
If it’s a baker-specific issue, it would be surprising to discover that bakers not updating their nodes can actually bring the network to a halt.
If it’s simply a programming issue/bug, I guess nothing to discuss (but still please confirm)!