This is just hypothetical question for better understanding of how protocol works - suppose there is a network of 10 pools with 10 producing nodes. Pool A is supposed to be a leader at specific time / slot. It’s however offline. What happens next:
- Is the block completely skipped? (nobody gets the reward, block is not minted, transactions are postponed to next slot leader / block - does this impact network performance? are transactions delayed?)
- Is another node selected out of these 9 remaining pools to be a slot leader instead? Which one and based on what algorithm and how long does the selection takes and who performs it?
- Something else?