This is not a troubleshooting question, I'm not having problems with geth or the blockchain sync, but I'm curious about the meaning of a text that appears at the end:

Imported new chain segment.

I have seen troubleshooting answers mentioning that text but no one explains what it means. It has been explained in other answers the text: "Imported new state entries". But never this one. Can someone explain? Thanks.

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"Imported new chain segment" just means that geth has downloaded some amount of blocks to be added to the chain.

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    I get this in my private network where I have only one peer. How could a new block be added automatically?
    – Karthik
    Jan 4, 2018 at 9:54
  • I have the same question that I just start my Ethereum nodes in my private network and did nothing to them. I didn’t add any transaction to the blockchain. However, “Imported new chain segment” message were keeping showing. Aug 9, 2021 at 14:47

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