I am using the staking pallet and it has an item known as
minimum_validator_count. I'd like to learn what would happen if the actual validators in the network is less than this entity. Would the election fail to give a usable result? Will no blocks be finalized until the minimum validator count is met?
Also as a bonus question, how is it possible to increase this quantity in a running chain?
Edit #1: I've found a few calls in the staking module that are
Which sounds like acts on the
minimum_validator_count. Am I correct? Does it require special privileges to call this function?
Edit #2: I tried calling these methods with
sudo, to increase it to 3 but then I checked my
minimum_validator_count and it was still the same
Edit #3: What is the entity
validator_count and how is it different from
minimum_validator_count in the staking genesis config?