This is a known issue and the ability to disable VPN locking should be included in the next version. A beta version is expected to be released soon.
We remind you that this is NOT an issue: each time you have a lock, Eddie has saved you from a traffic leak outside the VPN tunnel. When OpenVPN can't maintain a connection, a common and expected problem in mobility, it can't do anything but quitting and trying to re-connect. Here Eddie enters into play and "saves your ass". No other OpenVPN app has a similar, best effort leak prevention.
Keep in mind that no high privilege is allowed to Eddie, so a real leak prevention based on system packet filtering table is not possible (you are not in control of Android lower layer), so this trick is the leaks prevention best effort currently available in Android apps ecosystem.
We confirm that next Eddie version will offer the option to disable the lock, which will be useful to those who don't care about traffic leaks. When VPN lock feature is disabled, Eddie will simply try to reconnect just like any other OpenVPN based app does, and you will be able to have all the traffic leaks you wish.