Been having issues since the last 2 or 3 days. Unable to get pendingTransactions mined despite Geth getting caught up to the latest block and having 25 connected peers.

The transactions were created from Mist and/or Ethereum Wallet. I can see them at eth.pendingTransactions, but can never get them to be mined.

Cleared pending tx by restart Geth, it would come back again after awhile, probably stuck in mempool somewhere, but never mined.

Anything I can do about it?

  • make sure geth is mining.
    – niksmac
    Oct 13, 2016 at 5:38
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    @niksmac I'm on Homestead. I can rely on other miners, right?
    – uzyn
    Oct 13, 2016 at 5:39
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    This seems to be related to the current situation: reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/577iv5/…
    – uzyn
    Oct 13, 2016 at 5:50

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I have concluded that there was no issues with broadcast, but it was due to the spam attack at that time.

A quick way to check the txpool of the Ethereum network would be via txpool.status.

  • What do you mean by txpool.status? Is that a URL?
    – e18r
    Jun 20, 2017 at 16:55
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    @emisilva txpool.status is a command you can run at the geth console (javascript syntax)
    – carver
    Jun 21, 2017 at 23:55

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