The core developers have tagged a new 2021.07.11.0 Hotspot firmware release which contains performance improvements to snapshot ingestion. This is an optional but highly recommended release for Hotspot owners and manufacturers especially for those Hotspots which are based on older Raspberry Pi3 hardware.

    • blockchain-core#910: Lazy snapshot field de-serialization
    • miner#906: Put Raspberry Pi3-based Hotspots into non-validation mode by default.

Plan

We have been beta testing 2021.07.11.0 since July 11th, 2021 2:30 PM PT. Current ETA for GA is 5:00 PM PT, July 11th, 2021.