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Merge #7827: Speed up getchaintips.

87049e8 Speed up getchaintips. (mrbandrews)
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laanwj committed Apr 19, 2016
2 parents fa9d86f + 87049e8 commit 4205ad7ca2b159cc463d5a27e17e013c9dba8570
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  1. +21 −8 src/rpc/blockchain.cpp
@@ -815,17 +815,30 @@ UniValue getchaintips(const UniValue& params, bool fHelp)
/* Build up a list of chain tips. We start with the list of all
known blocks, and successively remove blocks that appear as pprev
of another block. */
* Idea: the set of chain tips is chainActive.tip, plus orphan blocks which do not have another orphan building off of them.
* Algorithm:
* - Make one pass through mapBlockIndex, picking out the orphan blocks, and also storing a set of the orphan block's pprev pointers.
* - Iterate through the orphan blocks. If the block isn't pointed to by another orphan, it is a chain tip.
* - add chainActive.Tip()
std::set<const CBlockIndex*, CompareBlocksByHeight> setTips;
BOOST_FOREACH(const PAIRTYPE(const uint256, CBlockIndex*)& item, mapBlockIndex)
std::set<const CBlockIndex*> setOrphans;
std::set<const CBlockIndex*> setPrevs;
BOOST_FOREACH(const PAIRTYPE(const uint256, CBlockIndex*)& item, mapBlockIndex)
const CBlockIndex* pprev = item.second->pprev;
if (pprev)
if (!chainActive.Contains(item.second)) {
for (std::set<const CBlockIndex*>::iterator it = setOrphans.begin(); it != setOrphans.end(); ++it)
if (setPrevs.erase(*it) == 0) {
// Always report the currently active tip.

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