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Published: Jan 22, 2019 License: GPL-3.0 Imports: 9 Imported by: 72



Package consensus implements different Ethereum consensus engines.



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var (
	// ErrUnknownAncestor is returned when validating a block requires an ancestor
	// that is unknown.
	ErrUnknownAncestor = errors.New("unknown ancestor")

	// ErrPrunedAncestor is returned when validating a block requires an ancestor
	// that is known, but the state of which is not available.
	ErrPrunedAncestor = errors.New("pruned ancestor")

	// ErrFutureBlock is returned when a block's timestamp is in the future according
	// to the current node.
	ErrFutureBlock = errors.New("block in the future")

	// ErrInvalidNumber is returned if a block's number doesn't equal it's parent's
	// plus one.
	ErrInvalidNumber = errors.New("invalid block number")


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type ChainReader

type ChainReader interface {
	// Config retrieves the blockchain's chain configuration.
	Config() *params.ChainConfig

	// CurrentHeader retrieves the current header from the local chain.
	CurrentHeader() *types.Header

	// GetHeader retrieves a block header from the database by hash and number.
	GetHeader(hash common.Hash, number uint64) *types.Header

	// GetHeaderByNumber retrieves a block header from the database by number.
	GetHeaderByNumber(number uint64) *types.Header

	// GetHeaderByHash retrieves a block header from the database by its hash.
	GetHeaderByHash(hash common.Hash) *types.Header

	// GetBlock retrieves a block from the database by hash and number.
	GetBlock(hash common.Hash, number uint64) *types.Block

ChainReader defines a small collection of methods needed to access the local blockchain during header and/or uncle verification.

type Engine

type Engine interface {
	// Author retrieves the GoChain address of the account that minted the given
	// block, which may be different from the header's coinbase if a consensus
	// engine is based on signatures.
	Author(header *types.Header) (common.Address, error)

	// VerifyHeader checks whether a header conforms to the consensus rules of a
	// given engine. Verifying the seal may be done optionally here, or explicitly
	// via the VerifySeal method.
	VerifyHeader(ctx context.Context, chain ChainReader, header *types.Header) error

	// VerifyHeaders is similar to VerifyHeader, but verifies a batch of headers
	// concurrently. The method returns a quit channel to abort the operations and
	// a results channel to retrieve the async verifications (the order is that of
	// the input slice).
	VerifyHeaders(ctx context.Context, chain ChainReader, headers []*types.Header) (chan<- struct{}, <-chan error)

	// Prepare initializes the consensus fields of a block header according to the
	// rules of a particular engine. The changes are executed inline.
	Prepare(ctx context.Context, chain ChainReader, header *types.Header) error

	// Finalize runs any post-transaction state modifications (e.g. block rewards)
	// and assembles the final block (if block is true).
	// Note: The block header and state database might be updated to reflect any
	// consensus rules that happen at finalization (e.g. block rewards).
	Finalize(ctx context.Context, chain ChainReader, header *types.Header, state *state.StateDB, txs []*types.Transaction,
		receipts []*types.Receipt, block bool) *types.Block

	// Seal generates a new block for the given input block with the local miner's
	// seal place on top, and returns a timestamp at which the block may be broadcast.
	Seal(ctx context.Context, chain ChainReader, block *types.Block, stop <-chan struct{}) (*types.Block, *time.Time, error)

	// SealHash returns the hash of a block prior to it being sealed.
	SealHash(header *types.Header) common.Hash

	// APIs returns the RPC APIs this consensus engine provides.
	APIs(chain ChainReader) []rpc.API

	// Authorize injects a private key into the consensus engine for minting new blocks.
	Authorize(common.Address, SignerFn)

Engine is an algorithm agnostic consensus engine.

type SignerFn

type SignerFn func(accounts.Account, []byte) ([]byte, error)

SignerFn is a signer callback function to request a hash to be signed by a backing account.


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Package clique implements the proof-of-authority consensus engine.
Package clique implements the proof-of-authority consensus engine.

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