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whisper: PoW calculations as specified in EIP-627 #19753

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commented Jun 25, 2019

As noted by @kdeme in #18070 the calculation of the nonce is not what is specified in EIP-627 and that adds to the list of incompatibilities with Parity's version.

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@gballet gballet changed the title [WIP] whisper: PoW calculations as specified in EIP-627 whisper: PoW calculations as specified in EIP-627 Jun 25, 2019

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@gballet gballet merged commit 54fd263 into ethereum:master Jun 25, 2019

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The hashing / leadingZeros calculation looks good now.

However, I noticed (I could/should have spotted this already in #19330) that the size taken at the end is the size of rlpWithoutNonce while the EIP specifies: where size is the size of the full RLP-encoded envelope.

I do acknowledge that this is somewhat an annoying requirement in the specification as it makes the reverse calculation when mining to a specific PoW target a bit more complicated (e.g. need to recalculate size each time if you want your PoW target 100% exact).

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