Gnosis Core Devs Call Notes October, 4, 2023

October 4, 2023
Armagan Ercan

The Gnosis Core Devs Call is a pivotal part of the Gnosis ecosystem, fostering idea sharing, collaboration, and continuous innovation within the community.

Representatives from various teams, including Erigon, Gateway, Nethermind, Geth, Gnosis DevOps, Gnosis Core Devs, Gnosis DevRels, Gnosis Comms, and community contributors. The diverse attendance ensures a thorough and insightful discussion from multiple angles.

For those unable to attend, the full recording can be found on YouTube.

Client Team Updates


  • Nethermind:
    Working on Shutter
    No more xdai(_archive) configs in the new Nethermind release (1.21.0)
    Potential issues in Avado
  • Erigon:
    The header download functionality is acting up a bit from time to time
    Somnath is working on it
    Transaction pool should work on Gnosis but hasn’t gone through extensive testing
    Same for validating
  • Geth:
    Was able to sync 1.5m blocks
    Geth is now running out of memory on the old branch
    Did a rebase and is cleaning up some code, but that new branch isn’t syncing

Chain Infra

  • Gateway
    Is running 100% of the RPC traffic of the Gnosis RPC



  • Big block experiment
  • The network suffers from big blocks (we spammed it super cheaply for a 10 - 20 minutes)
  • The head participation went down quite a bit (close to 20%)
  • Min gas price will be 1 gwei to be on the same scale as normal transactions (1 gwei minimal priority fee)
  • Nethermind wrote a tool to spam blobs and it broke a lot of clients
  • These might just have been early implementation bugs
  • EIP-7514
  • An attacker could get a 67% share in the network in 2.5 days because the entry queue scaled way too quickly

Hive Tests

  • Merged the dencun tests from upstream
  • Will work with Egor to catch up as fast as possible


  • We have a Devnet with Nethermind, Teku and Lodestar
  • Lighthouse doesn’t work for custom configs anymore, Carlos is in communication with them
  • There are some issues, probably related to peering
  • Also deployed the blob scanner and spammer

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