Bobcat Miner OTA Update -  6/2/2022 (Additional PoC Improvements and Enabling Mux)

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Bobcat Miner OTA Update - 6/2/2022 (Additional PoC Improvements and Enabling Mux)

June 2, 2022 - Bobcat pushed the latest OTA update at 06:00 am PDT on 6/2/22.

The following updates occurred in this OTA:

Bobcat Firmware version bumped to 1.0.2.95

Helium Firmware version - no change

This is a slight change requested by Helium, adding {gateway_and_mux_enable, true} to the miner block of configs.

 

From Helium:

The core developers have tagged a new 2022.06.01.0 miner release. This release is mandatory for all Hotspot Makers. Contained in this release are further improvements to the flatline issue (fixes HTTP2) and enables mux.

Enabling mux allows all data packet traffic to be routed through gateway-rs and away from the erlang miner. This is a key step towards removing Erlang from Hotspots altogether.

This release also fixes PoC timing and lets a Hotspot retry PoC if a Validator falls behind and catches back up quickly. This release also decreases the amount of time before a Hotspot selects a different durable Validator if the first Validator is behind on blocks (from 15 blocks to 10 blocks).

Plan
We have been testing 2022.06.01.0 on Mainnet and Testnet since May 31 12:00pm PT. Current ETA for GA is June 1, 2022 1:30pm PT.

https://engineering.helium.com/2022/06/01/miner-hotspot-release.html