Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 01/18/2022
Jan 18, 2022 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update today at 07:00 PST.
The following updates occurred in this OTA:
Bobcat Miner Firmware updated to 126.96.36.199
This update was exclusively for Bobcat Firmware and added an auto resync logic to hotspots that were showing the following error in the Diagnoser:
db_open,\\'IO error: No such file or directory: While opening
a file for sequentially reading: /var/data/ledger.db/MANIFEST
-000113: No such file or directory
This error took place as a result of the last Helium update, which rendered certain files missing or corrupted.
POC Activities During an OTA
When a Bobcat firmware update takes place, there is no impact to PoC activities because the miner software is not affected and therefore continues running throughout the OTA update.
When a Helium miner software update takes place, the current miner running on the hotspot has to be stopped and replaced. These software updates will inevitably result in fluctuations in PoC activity and occasional downtime, but we will continue to work together with Helium to keep these fluctuations to an absolute minimum.
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