Help needed understanding costs/displays
Hello, newb here usually OK with crypto tech but a bit baffled by Sia, I understand the principles etc. but am struggling to understand the UI. I made some contract requests for storage and I believe I allocated 7500 Siacoin for 3 months (I might be wrong on the number of weeks) or so storage. I uploaded 40 or so files.
Now, I see that a TX is debited each time an upload has been made/paying for storage and the total value of these debits is for 7700 SC but it displays 824 SC as total spent in the UI. When I add more coins to the wallet they are being 'spent' as far as I can see. Wouldn't any expenditure need to come out of the 7500 allocated and why has the total TX value exceeded this whilst showing only 824 SC has been spent?
I have attached screenshots to facilitate the explanation of what I see,
I am quite confused, tried the Wikis etc. but am still none the wiser.
Please help me in my dummy moment.
This transactions you see in the wallet - not a spending transactions but allocations transaction.
Coins is locked up in contracts for later use: to make micro-transaction to hosts each time you upload or download something without sending new transactions via main blockchain.
Actual spending = 824 SC for now.
This is a normal behavior.
But for allowance - i think there is a bug in current sia renter module which allows clients to spend more than the specified limit without user permission if minimum contract target(50 by default) not reached yet.
Thanks very much for your response, on running 'renter contracts' in the terminal I can see who the 'offender' is and that I will get the SC back circa block 126K...
I should have added that 41k went out to a contract when I added more funds, I thought this was spent in a minor panic but see that it is just reserved now.