1.1 BingoBoingo :i
In the past several hours there have been at least two blocks with a sufficient number of transactions per block to leave bitcoin nodes relying on Berkeley Database for block handling to wedge when set to the post March 2013 limit of 40,000 database locks and objects.
1.2 Luke-Jr :
This only affects ancient, unsupported versions of Bitcoin Core that are not safe to use even unrelated to this.
Also, the “post March 2013 limit” (included in 0.4.9rc2 and 0.5.8rc2) was 537k, not 40k – so this problem never existed in the first place.
1.3 Stan :