DappNode Crashing. Trying to Determine Why


I’ve had an issue where the Dappnode Basic will just crash and become unresponsive.

To avoid this situation, I added additional ram to the Basic and also increased the storage space using external SSDs.

I’m running the Geth package and I notice that the CPU is often spiking to 100% very frequently.

I’ve looked at the tracking using DMS and the only thing I see is that the CPU usage was very high right before the Geth package stopped running.

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I also see now that the Geth package is behind the ETH blockchain by about 300 blocks at least but is still showing synchonized.

My questions are:

  1. Should I be moving to a different full node package? The consistently high CPU usage with Geth is very concerning.

It appears that the high CPU rates are crashing the dappnode occasionaly, and I worry this will become more frequent.

Any help with this is appreciated. Thanks.

Definitely worth trying a switch to OpenEthereum full node. If you can tolerate using a remote source for the SC data you won’t even feel the difference at all while syncing.

Okay. Let me try this. Thank you.