|2004-01-24, 10:25||Link #1|
Back From The Dead?
Join Date: Apr 2003
Well, first off all...
Do you guys know how when downloading batch files,
how the files slowly fill in as they are downloaded? Well...
I used the regular bittorrent [latest] to download a batch and
it got to 50% and about half the file were filled up.
Well, I went on the other computer which was networked
with the ones with the batch and I started up the download
[I resumed the file from the other computer] with Bittorrent
After this the files said they were only 25% done!!!
I checked the folder and ALL the files were filled completely....
WTH is going on?
|2004-01-25, 01:32||Link #2|
i dunno know if you understand my explanation, if someone can do better, please correct where I might be wrong
|2004-01-26, 13:49||Link #3|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Richmond, VA, USA
The experimental client uses the BT 3.2 (and earlier) method of allocating space. BT 3.3 switched to a new method that's not compatable. If you switch from a 3.3 version to a 3.2 version you will loose some of your progress. (the exact amount is hard to calculate)
Once a 3.2 compatable program has been used, you can switch back and forth without any further loss.
Detailed Explination: 3.2 created the files and filled them with binary zero's, and then as it downloaded pieces it put them in the correct space.
3.3 only allocates the necessary space to store the downloaded blocks, and moves blocks around as the download procedes. Since many the blocks are in the wrong spaces, a 3.2 client sees them as corrupt. It only finds the blocks that have been moved to the correct locations.