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Add tests for mempool persistence

Adds tests for mempool persistence as well as for the new
-persistmempool command line parameter.
John Newbery 5 years ago
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#!/usr/bin/env python3
# Copyright (c) 2014-2017 The Bitcoin Core developers
# Distributed under the MIT software license, see the accompanying
# file COPYING or
"""Test mempool persistence.
By default, bitcoind will dump mempool on shutdown and
then reload it on startup. This can be overridden with
the -persistmempool=false command line option.
Test is as follows:
- start node0, node1 and node2. node1 has -persistmempool=false
- create 5 transactions on node2 to its own address. Note that these
are not sent to node0 or node1 addresses because we don't want
them to be saved in the wallet.
- check that node0 and node1 have 5 transactions in their mempools
- shutdown all nodes.
- startup node0. Verify that it still has 5 transactions
in its mempool. Shutdown node0. This tests that by default the
mempool is persistent.
- startup node1. Verify that its mempool is empty. Shutdown node1.
This tests that with -persistmempool=false, the mempool is not
dumped to disk when the node is shut down.
- Restart node0 with -persistmempool=false. Verify that its mempool is
empty. Shutdown node0. This tests that with -persistmempool=false,
the mempool is not loaded from disk on start up.
- Restart node0 with -persistmempool=true. Verify that it has 5
transactions in its mempool. This tests that -persistmempool=false
does not overwrite a previously valid mempool stored on disk.
from test_framework.test_framework import BitcoinTestFramework
from test_framework.util import *
class MempoolPersistTest(BitcoinTestFramework):
def __init__(self):
self.num_nodes = 3
self.setup_clean_chain = False
def setup_network(self):
# We need 3 nodes for this test. Node1 does not have a persistent mempool.
self.nodes = []
self.nodes.append(start_node(0, self.options.tmpdir))
self.nodes.append(start_node(1, self.options.tmpdir, ["-persistmempool=false"]))
self.nodes.append(start_node(2, self.options.tmpdir))
connect_nodes_bi(self.nodes, 0, 2)
connect_nodes_bi(self.nodes, 1, 2)
self.is_network_split = False
def run_test(self):
chain_height = self.nodes[0].getblockcount()
assert_equal(chain_height, 200)
self.log.debug("Mine a single block to get out of IBD")
self.log.debug("Send 5 transactions from node2 (to its own address)")
for i in range(5):
self.nodes[2].sendtoaddress(self.nodes[2].getnewaddress(), Decimal("10"))
self.log.debug("Verify that node0 and node1 have 5 transactions in their mempools")
assert_equal(len(self.nodes[0].getrawmempool()), 5)
assert_equal(len(self.nodes[1].getrawmempool()), 5)
self.log.debug("Stop-start node0 and node1. Verify that node0 has the transactions in its mempool and node1 does not.")
self.nodes = []
self.nodes.append(start_node(0, self.options.tmpdir))
self.nodes.append(start_node(1, self.options.tmpdir))
assert_equal(len(self.nodes[0].getrawmempool()), 5)
assert_equal(len(self.nodes[1].getrawmempool()), 0)
self.log.debug("Stop-start node0 with -persistmempool=false. Verify that it doesn't load its mempool.dat file.")
self.nodes = []
self.nodes.append(start_node(0, self.options.tmpdir, ["-persistmempool=false"]))
assert_equal(len(self.nodes[0].getrawmempool()), 0)
self.log.debug("Stop-start node0. Verify that it has the transactions in its mempool.")
self.nodes = []
self.nodes.append(start_node(0, self.options.tmpdir))
assert_equal(len(self.nodes[0].getrawmempool()), 5)
if __name__ == '__main__':


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