# Messages

In this section we describe the processing of messages for the slashing module.

# Unjail

If a validator was automatically unbonded due to downtime and wishes to come back online & possibly rejoin the bonded set, it must send MsgUnjail:

Copy // MsgUnjail is an sdk.Msg used for unjailing a jailed validator, thus returning // them into the bonded validator set, so they can begin receiving provisions // and rewards again. message MsgUnjail { string validator_addr = 1; }

And below is its corresponding handler:

Copy handleMsgUnjail(tx MsgUnjail) validator = getValidator(tx.ValidatorAddr) if validator == nil fail with "No validator found" if !validator.Jailed fail with "Validator not jailed, cannot unjail" info = GetValidatorSigningInfo(operator) if info.Tombstoned fail with "Tombstoned validator cannot be unjailed" if block time < info.JailedUntil fail with "Validator still jailed, cannot unjail until period has expired" validator.Jailed = false setValidator(validator) return

If the validator has enough stake to be in the top n = MaximumBondedValidators, they will be automatically rebonded, and all delegators still delegated to the validator will be rebonded and begin to again collect provisions and rewards.