For weeks now I've been trying to work Frontier but it's just not happening anymore. Early on I figured it was just still bugs being worked out but now I have no idea.
The central problem is that I might get 256 blocks within 20 minutes at best but usually not at all. The last blocks downloaded over an hour ago but that's pretty useless when 256 blocks covers a time period of 50 minutes... At this rate, synchronisation is completely unfeasible. I haven't had a successful synch for over a week and the best block gets further away.
I'm currently connected to 12 peers. So that's not an issue.
Even though there's no console activity and no synching, geth is constantly writting to new blockchain and state files.
When I switch to verbosity 4 I can see what looks like streams of transactions being processed so I'm guessing geth validates every block that's synched. If so, why's it taking so long to do that?
At verbosity 5, I'm frequently seeing, "Synchronisation aborted: pending items in queue"
On top of that the blockchain is already over 12Gb in the short time of Frontier and ethereum hasn't even been released yet.
I've been following Etherum and currently I'm very disheartened with it and cannot see any feasibility in this technology if it's going to continue this kind of performance.
So if anyone can figure out anything wrong from the following, I'd be greatly appreciative.
Windows 7, Core 2 Quad, 4GB, GTX 750
Have tried reinstalling geth through choco but only get:
"geth-latest not installed. The package was not found with the source(s) listed."
"geth-stable not installed. The package was not found with the source(s) listed."
I'm also having fails with ethcudaminer and gnl-ethminer. Have only managed one successful benchtest of my GTX 750 (6.6MH after 20 second warmup. 0 without) and only with OpenCL. Both miners currently crash instantly with the CUDA '-U' switch
Nvidia driver is 337.5 and CUDA packages are installed....
Sorry for the issues mashup in one post...just needed to get it out.