Commit 5b6db63b authored by Marco Stronati's avatar Marco Stronati Committed by Benjamin Canou

Doc/PoS: rename allowed_fork to preserved_cycles

parent ea78c9b6
......@@ -183,7 +183,7 @@ before the current one, cycle ``(n-2)`` the one before, cycle ``(n+1)``
the one after, etc.
At any point, the tezos shell will not implicitly accept a branch whose
fork point is in a cycle more than ``ALLOWED_FORK`` = 5 cycles in the
fork point is in a cycle more than ``PRESERVED_CYCLES`` = 5 cycles in the
past (that is *at least* 14 days, 5 hours, and 20 minutes).
Security deposits
......@@ -200,12 +200,12 @@ each endorsement signed increases the amount that is frozen.
It is possible to deposit a bond just prior to creating a block
requiring this deposit. Deposits for blocks and endorsements in cycle
``n`` are "unfrozen" at the end of cycle ``n+ALLOWED_FORK``.
``n`` are "unfrozen" at the end of cycle ``n+PRESERVED_CYCLES``.
Since deposits are locked for a period of ``ALLOWED_FORK`` one can
Since deposits are locked for a period of ``PRESERVED_CYCLES`` one can
compute that at any given time, about ((``BLOCK_SECURITY_DEPOSIT`` +
``ENDORSEMENT_SECURITY_DEPOSIT`` \* ``ENDORSERS_PER_BLOCK``) \*
(``ALLOWED_FORK`` + 1) \* ``BLOCKS_PER_CYCLE``) / ``763e6`` = 8.25% of
(``PRESERVED_CYCLES`` + 1) \* ``BLOCKS_PER_CYCLE``) / ``763e6`` = 8.25% of
all tokens should be held as security deposits. It also means that a
delegate should own over 8.25% of the amount of token delegated to them
in order to not miss out on creating any block.
......@@ -217,7 +217,7 @@ Baking in tezos.alpha is the action of signing and publishing a block.
In Bitcoin, the right to publish a block is associated with solving a
proof-of-work puzzle. In tezos.alpha, the right to publish a block in
cycle ``n`` is assigned to a randomly selected roll in a randomly
selected roll snapshot from cycle ``n-ALLOWED_FORK-2``.
selected roll snapshot from cycle ``n-PRESERVED_CYCLES-2``.
We admit, for the time being, that the protocol generates a random seed
for each cycle. From this random seed, we can seed a CSPRNG which is
......@@ -265,18 +265,18 @@ Random seed
~~~~~~~~~~~
Cycle ``n`` is associated with a random seed, a 256 bit number generated
at the end of cycle ``(n-ALLOWED_FORK-1)`` using commitments made during
cycle ``(n-ALLOWED_FORK-2)``, in one out of every
at the end of cycle ``(n-PRESERVED_CYCLES-1)`` using commitments made during
cycle ``(n-PRESERVED_CYCLES-2)``, in one out of every
``BLOCKS_PER_COMMITMENT`` = 32 blocks.
The commitment must be revealed by the original baker during cycle
``(n-ALLOWED_FORK-1)`` under penalty of forfeiting the rewards and
``(n-PRESERVED_CYCLES-1)`` under penalty of forfeiting the rewards and
fees of the block that included the seed commitment (the associated
security deposit is not forfeited).
A *revelation* is an operation, and multiple revelations can thus be
included in a block. The revelations are hashed together to generate a
random seed at the very end of cycle ``(n-ALLOWED_FORK-1)``.
random seed at the very end of cycle ``(n-PRESERVED_CYCLES-1)``.
Revelations are free operations which do not compete with transactions
for block space. Up to ``MAX_REVELATIONS_PER_BLOCK`` = 32 revelations
......
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