eosio.prods has the following permissions (see https://eosauthority.com/account/eosio.prods#keys):

15/21 active (controls the eosio account)

11/21 prod.major

8/21 prod.minor

these are updated at the start of each block. What are the prod.major and prod.minor permissions used for?

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Answer courtesy of Michael Yeates on Telegram https://t.me/c/1139062279/173476

Major and minor are just lower threshold permissions which can be used for anything which requires a lower threshold, they arent used in the core at all.

We use minor here to allow 8/21 to remove an entry from the whitelist.


Every time they need a tx executed they need to go to the BPs to get them to trigger it.

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