I have the Block Gas Limit of a private Parity-based blockchain set to 4,712,388. That's the "gasLimit" parameter. But when I view it on a block explorer on the very first block running on this network, it reads it as 4,700,036. That is a factor of 1.0026281/
And when I set it as 44,712,388, it reads in as 44,364,406. That is a factor of 1.0078437. So it's not consistent.
There must be some reason though. Right?