Data Breaches | Züs Weekly Debrief (September 28, 2022)

Lori Bowers
October 31, 2022
News & Updates

Happy Wednesday everyone! Did you hear about the recent data breaches? Companies including UberOptus, Revoult, and American Airlines, all had data breaches in the past days. There has never been such an alarming need for a secure and decentralized storage solution. That is why the Züs team is working hard towards a disruptive product that not only prevents data breaches but can remain highly performant, flexible, and customizable to attend to the most demanding needs.

Blockchain Team

As previously mentioned, there are two important issues to be solved before starting the Active Set: the network finality variation issue, and the DDOS on uploading file issue. The network finality variation has been improved with the batch-update branch and will be merged soon. Meanwhile, a fix for the DDOS issue is being reviewed.

Last week, the development team mainly focused on fixing errors on the batch-update branch after merging the latest staging code. This is also a preparation for merging the batch-update into staging later. Beyond this major issue, the following PRs and issues were closed on both Züs, and gosdk.

First, the team fixed a bug in the events merging process. When the []AllocationBloberTerms slice of data was introduced, it caused the chain to work peculiarly. This is because some events were missed randomly, such as the blobber adding events leading to the blobber updating events failing. The problem itself was not difficult to fix, but it was time-consuming to locate the bug. This was due to the previous code not checking the error of the event adding process, hence the error of invalid event data was ignored. Check the details of the commit here: 1 and 2.

Merges and Fixes

Furthermore, the team found and fixed another place that could lead to state hash mismatch. Fixed unique index missing error of read marker. Found and fixed the panic on /v1/block/get on sharders. This was mainly caused by concurrent block. Events writing when encoding it to json data. And, discovered that the process of adding the write marker event is slow. This is because there are hooks associated with it, so each time when a write marker is added to the database, the allocation and blobber tables will be updated to the related stats. Because of that, hooks were changed back to the allocation and blobber stat updates into separate events so that events in the same block could be merged and gain some performance.

In addition, the dev team merged UpdateAllocBlobberTerms and DeleteAllocBlobberTerms events. Fixed an int64 overflow issue, which was caused by assigning a negative value to the currency. Coin variable, which is a type of uint64, so the value was so large that the database could not process without an error. Fixed a concurrent issue on the unit test helper struct. Added default cost for transfer type transaction Fixed panic in gocql cluster. Removed unused fields in storagesc config. Moved the to gosdk/mobilesdk to facilitate keeping mobile sdk code up to date. And finally, corrected the order of arguments for creating allocation in gosdk.

Hope you all enjoyed the update. With pieces coming together, we cannot wait to share all that we have in store for you. Let’s support our hard-working team with positivity!

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