Because of high load on the solana network, transaction stoppage occurred.
On 14 September, the Solana network faced its biggest problem in the network. Network of Solana stopped and transactions were not taking place. When few users reported about it the developers responded about it and said that due to an increase in the load of transactions, the Solana ecosystem is facing this issue.
“Solana Mainnet Beta encountered a large increase in transaction load which peaked at 400,000 TPS. These transactions flooded the transaction processing queue, and lack of prioritization of network-critical messaging caused the network to start forking.”
And further the team explained that due to forking, many nodes stopped. After huge struggle to fix the network and bring stability, the team decided to restart the network again.
“This forking led to excessive memory consumption, causing some nodes to go offline. Engineers across the ecosystem attempted to stabilize the network, but were unsuccessful,” the group continued. “The validator community elected to coordinate a restart of the network – the community is preparing a new release, and instructions will be posted in Discord.”
Right now, the Solana team hasn’t announced anything that can clearly indicate that the Solana network is fully operational and fixed, at time of writing this article. And probably we have to wait for that.
But one update can be seen, where they guided all the validators to upgrade the node on Solana Mainnet.
Here we may assume that instability in the solana network is just a part of coding, because there is Bitcoin, which can’t handle huge floods of transactions but never faces any kind of instability. Hopefully the Solana team will fix all these issues soon.