Lots of "Generated x keys; best difficulty so far: y" in the log

Hello,

new to Storj node hosting.

After starting the node, see a high frequency of log lines with the following pattern:
“Generated 192457900 keys; best difficulty so far: 34”

CPU usage also is rather constantly higher: at around 60% for an Intel i5 10gen, 8 cores.

Is this normal ?
Is this temporary so that it will stop at some point ? or is it expected to be an ongoing thing ?

thx and cheers

Welcome to the forum!

It’s generating it’s identity keys. It will take a while, unless you are lucky. Once done, it will settle down with much lower ressource usage.

Just sit back and enjoy the ride :slightly_smiling_face:

Just to add, you shouldn’t or can’t start the node without creating and signing the identity first. Just follow the docs to the letter and don’t skip any step

https://documentation.storj.io/dependencies/identity

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Got it. Thx for the quick response folks :slight_smile:

Did I miss something or does the node software create identity files on its own now?

If so, how did OP enter his authorization token?

I can confirm that the log line stoped after a while and the node started serving traffic.

For context: Im using storj via DAppNode. https://github.com/dappnode/DAppNodePackage-storj is the corresponding package.

This kind of context would’ve have served well as a conversation starter…e.g. in the first post :wink:

And yeah, it seems that the package handles creating the identity keys for you, then. Did you have to enter the authorization token you received at some point during setup?

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That’s pointing to a really outdated version, why are you using this one instead of the one managed by Storjlabs? Looks like you’ll be updating manually as well.

I highly recommend using the official documentation instead.
https://documentation.storj.io/setup/cli/storage-node

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fair point @twl :slight_smile:
Right, when installing storj over the DAppNode UI one needs to provide the auth token.

@BrightSilence
Thx for the hint. Im using storj via DAppNode because it is very convenient to do so. Basically, just a one click installation via providing a few config fields.

Will create a ticket at DAppNode in regards to the outdated version. I can imagine that the DAppNode community would be happy for contributions in case you (or someone else) is interested :slight_smile:

Created https://discourse.dappnode.io/t/feature-request-upgrading-storj-version/118 to track that work on the DAppNode side.

cheers

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Your effort is much appreciated :wave:

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