In this case they also control the sections, so they remove the evict code and never get evicted because any other elder (if any at all) cannot get consensus to evict them. So its a mute point at that stage
In such a case where we know that there is this situation (or lesser) then that beta is restarted isn’t it. This is really a genesis condition isn’t it.
Even google instances have downtime st some stage so it isn’t forever. Google remains online because any instance can fail and the others take up the slack. But vaults are independent so if the instance goes down then so does the vault. So there will be age halving occurring on those vaults at various times.
I don’t discount the point but thought I’d explore it further.
But farming is done by adults as well as elders isn’t it. So even if elders are never evicted then adults will still be farming so its not the same really.
Also as you have more and more nodes being added the sections WILL split and this gives a new bunch of nodes the opportunity to become elders.
I just realised this too. If you buy a good node thats an elder then how do you insert your bad node software without causing some disruption to your node and getting your age halved?
This is what will kill eviction
But of course the elder nodes may install patches that remove the eviction and thus remain forever. This may not be a baddie, but a publicly available patch to remove the eviction. It is in the interest of all people with elder nodes to install the patch. Thus the idea is removed from the network.
And of course when people upgrade they will have their age halved since the vault is restarted. So is this your forced eviction already implemented? They have to upgrade at some time eventually.
As the elders upgrade other adults get the opportunity to become elders.
And of course as new nodes are added section splitting occurs (eventually) and some adults become elders
Also is there an advantage for earnings to migrate from adult to elder??? In other words would people particularly want to be an elder? Would only baddies particularly desire to be elders in order to control the section? A whole new issue I think. Reasons to be an elder and not just an adult.