[bitcoin-dev] Flag day activation of segwit

Nick ODell nickodell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 22:18:15 UTC 2017


>time >= 1506816000 && time <= 1510704000 && !IsWitnessEnabled()
This has a different start time from the first post.
>if (pindex->GetMedianTimePast() >= 1538352000 &&
pindex->GetMedianTimePast() <= 1510704000 ...

Thanks,
--Nick

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 4:36 AM, shaolinfry via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> From: luke at dashjr.org
> On Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:50:27 PM shaolinfry via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> > // mandatory segwit activation between Oct 1st 2017 and Nov 15th 2017
> > inclusive if (pindex->GetMedianTimePast() >= 1538352000 &&
> > pindex->GetMedianTimePast() <= 1510704000 &&
> > !IsWitnessEnabled(pindex->pprev, chainparams.GetConsensus())) {
> > if (!((pindex->nVersion & VERSIONBITS_TOP_MASK) ==
> > VERSIONBITS_TOP_BITS) && (pindex->nVersion & VersionBitsMask(params,
> > Consensus::DEPLOYMENT_SEGWIT)) != 0) {
> > return state.DoS(2, error("ConnectBlock(): relayed block must
> > signal for segwit, please upgrade"), REJECT_INVALID,
> > "bad-no-segwit");
> > }
> > }
>
> I don't think this is actually BIP 9 compatible. Once activated, the bit
> loses
> its meaning and should not be set. So you need to check that it hasn't
> locked-
> in already...
>
>
> I believe that is handled.
>
> time >= 1506816000 && time <= 1510704000 && !IsWitnessEnabled()
>
> Signalling is only required from October 1st until the BIP9 timeout, or,
> until segwit is activated. The bit becomes free after activation/timeout as
> per BIP9. Also, the default behaviour of BIP9 in Bitcoin Core is to signal
> through the LOCKED_IN period - it would be trivial to add a condition to
> not require mandatory signalling during LOCKED_IN but since miners signal
> by default during this period, I figured I would leave it.
>
> I thought about 5% tolerance. but I don't think it makes sense since
> miners will already have plenty of warning this is coming up and the intent
> of the mandatory signalling period is quite clear. It also seems a bit
> weird to say "it's mandatory but not for 5%". If miners are required to
> signal, they need to signal. It also adds unnecessary complexity to an
> otherwise simple patch.
>
> That said, I have no strong feelings either way on both counts, but I
> chose to present the simplest option first.
>
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