Run

This document describes how to run the Second State DevChain.

Binary

The binary executable devchain is the software that runs blockchain nodes.

Single node

First, you need to initialize the configurations and settings on the node computer.

$ devchain node init --home $HOME/.devchain

The genesis.json and config.toml files will be created under the $HOME/.devchain/config directory. You can make changes to those files to customize your blockchain. Then, set env variables for libENI.

$ mkdir -p $HOME/.devchain/eni/lib
$ cd $HOME/.devchain/eni
# Get the lib file. For centos 7 the file name is libeni-1.3.4_centos-7.tgz
$ wget https://github.com/second-state/libeni/releases/download/v1.3.4/libeni-1.3.4_ubuntu-16.04.tgz
$ tar zxvf *.tgz
$ cp libeni-1.3.4/lib/* lib
# For convenience, you should also put these two lines in your .bashrc or .zshrc
export ENI_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/.devchain/eni/lib
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/.devchain/eni/lib

Now you can start the node.

$ devchain node start --home $HOME/.devchain

Next, in a new terminal window, run the following command to connect to the local DevChain node.

$ devchain attach http://localhost:8545
> cmt.syncing
{
catching_up: false,
latest_app_hash: "07FA113DF14AAC49773DD7EE2B8418740D9DD552",
latest_block_hash: "AF1415AF0057C52C4A1F7DC80298217A33291AEE",
latest_block_height: 23,
latest_block_time: "2019-05-03T21:41:14.581000291Z"
}

Multiple nodes

First, you need to initialize the configurations and settings on each of the node computer. Run the following command on each machine.

$ devchain node init --home $HOME/.devchain
  • Each node has a different $HOME/.devchain/config/priv_validator.json key file. Note down the public key for each of them.

  • On each node, run command devchain node show_node_id –home $HOME/.devchain and note down the seed for each. It is in the format of seed@ip:26656

Next, use this tool to generate a new set of genesis.json and config.toml files for the entire cluster. Enter all the public keys and seeds from the last step into the tool. For example, here is how to create a genesis.json with a custom chain_id, a custom gas_price and public keys from multiple nodes.

$ node index.js --type genesis --config_path ./genesis.json.template --chain_id test --params.gas_price 0 --validators.1.pub_key test1 --validators.1.power 101 --validators.2.pub_key test2 --validators.1.power 102

Here is how to create a config.toml file with the seeds.

$ node index.js --type config --config_path ./config.toml.template --p2p.seeds seed1@ip1:26656,seed2@ip2:26656

Copy the generated genesis.json and config.toml files back into each node’s $HOME/.devchain/config directory.

Next, set env variables for libENI.

$ mkdir -p $HOME/.devchain/eni/lib
$ cd $HOME/.devchain/eni
# Get the lib file. For centos 7 the file name is libeni-1.3.4_centos-7.tgz
$ wget https://github.com/second-state/libeni/releases/download/v1.3.4/libeni-1.3.4_ubuntu-16.04.tgz
$ tar zxvf *.tgz
$ cp libeni-1.3.4/lib/* lib
# For convenience, you should also put these two lines in your .bashrc or .zshrc
export ENI_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/.devchain/eni/lib
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/.devchain/eni/lib

Now you can start each node, and they will form a cluster.

$ devchain node start --home $HOME/.devchain

Next, in a new terminal window, run the following command to connect to a local DevChain node in the cluster.

$ devchain attach http://localhost:8545
> cmt.syncing
{
catching_up: false,
latest_app_hash: "07FA113DF14AAC49773DD7EE2B8418740D9DD552",
latest_block_hash: "AF1415AF0057C52C4A1F7DC80298217A33291AEE",
latest_block_height: 23,
latest_block_time: "2019-05-03T21:41:14.581000291Z"
}

Docker

In the previous section, we have built a Docker image for the node software under the name secondstate/devchain.

Single node

First, you need to initialize the configurations and settings on the node computer.

$ docker run --rm -v $HOME/.devchain:/devchain secondstate/devchain:develop node init --home /devchain

The genesis.json and config.toml files will be created under the $HOME/.devchain/config directory. You can make changes to those files to customize your blockchain. You may need to sudo su - in order to edit those files since they are created by the root user. The libENI libraries have been built into the docker image so you don’t need to worry about it. Then, you can start the node.

$ docker run --rm -v $HOME/.devchain:/devchain -p 26657:26657 -p 8545:8545 secondstate/devchain:develop node start --home /devchain

From a second terminal window, you can get the ID of the running Docker container.

$ docker container ls
CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
0bcd9da5bf05 secondstate/devchain "./devchain node sta…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes 0.0.0.0:8545->8545/tcp, 0.0.0.0:26657->26657/tcp, 26656/tcp pedantic_mendeleev

Next, log into that container.

$ docker exec -i -t 0bcd9da5bf05 bash
root@0bcd9da5bf05:/app# ls
devchain devchain.sha256 lib

Finally, you can attach a console to the node to run web3 commands.

root@0bcd9da5bf05:/app# ./devchain attach http://localhost:8545
...
> cmt.syncing
{
catching_up: false,
latest_app_hash: "C7D8AECE081DF06FFC9BF6144A50B37CA5DD8A8E",
latest_block_hash: "B592D63AB78C571E0FB695A052681E65F6DFE15B",
latest_block_height: 35,
latest_block_time: "2019-05-04T02:59:30.542783017Z"
}

Multiple nodes

First, you need to initialize the configurations and settings on each of the node computer. Run the following command on each machine.

$ docker run --rm -v $HOME/.devchain:/devchain secondstate/devchain:develop node init --home /devchain
  • Each node has a different $HOME/.devchain/config/priv_validator.json key file. Note down the public key for each of them.

  • On each node, run command devchain node show_node_id –home $HOME/.devchain and note down the seed for each. It is in the format of seed@ip:26656

Next, use this tool to generate a new set of genesis.json and config.toml files for the entire cluster. Enter all the public keys and seeds from the last step into the tool. For example, here is how to create a genesis.json with a custom chain_id, a custom gas_price and public keys from multiple nodes.

$ node index.js --type genesis --config_path ./genesis.json.template --chain_id test --params.gas_price 0 --validators.1.pub_key test1 --validators.1.power 101 --validators.2.pub_key test2 --validators.1.power 102

Here is how to create a config.toml file with the seeds.

$ node index.js --type config --config_path ./config.toml.template --p2p.seeds seed1@ip1:26656,seed2@ip2:26656

Copy the generated genesis.json and config.toml files back into each node's $HOME/.devchain/config directory.

Now you can start each node, and they will form a cluster.

$ docker run --rm -v $HOME/.devchain:/devchain -p 26657:26657 -p 8545:8545 secondstate/devchain:develop node start --home /devchain

On a second terminal window on each node, you can get the ID of the running Docker container.

$ docker container ls
CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
0bcd9da5bf05 secondstate/devchain "./devchain node sta…" 4 minutes ago Up 4 minutes 0.0.0.0:8545->8545/tcp, 0.0.0.0:26657->26657/tcp, 26656/tcp pedantic_mendeleev

Next, log into that container on a node.

$ docker exec -i -t 0bcd9da5bf05 bash
root@0bcd9da5bf05:/app# ls
devchain devchain.sha256 lib

Finally, you can attach a console to the node to run web3 commands.

root@0bcd9da5bf05:/app# ./devchain attach http://localhost:8545
...
> cmt.syncing
{
catching_up: false,
latest_app_hash: "C7D8AECE081DF06FFC9BF6144A50B37CA5DD8A8E",
latest_block_hash: "B592D63AB78C571E0FB695A052681E65F6DFE15B",
latest_block_height: 35,
latest_block_time: "2019-05-04T02:59:30.542783017Z"
}

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