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[Mldonkey-bugs] [ 100564 ] Download priorities.

From: nobody
Subject: [Mldonkey-bugs] [ 100564 ] Download priorities.
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 10:17:14 -0400

Support Request #100564, was updated on 2002-Mar-10 22:08
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Status: Open
Priority: 5
Summary: Download priorities.

By: Arker
Date: 2002-Oct-24 10:17
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I am a programmer occasionally, in small ways, so hopefully
I have at least a little more technical way of seeing this.
I think nils. and robert are both on the right track.
Dropping packets is a nono, but priorities should determine
where effort is concentrated. In particular, we have a
limited number of connections available at any given time,
which can be used to download or to search, no? So reserve
some of them for high priority files that we don't have
active sources for, to continue searching for them. I could
be misunderstanding how the program currently works, but it
seems that when I have a high-availability file in que it
will eat all of the available connections to download it as
fast as possible, and nothing gets done on the rarer files
that we don't have sources for. What we would like to see is
for that to be mitigated somewhat by priorities, so for
instance if I am looking for a low priority high
availability file, and several rarer files I've set to high
priority, the high availability files can only use a limited
number of connections and the rest are being used to search
for those hard to find sources that have my high priority
files. Hopefully this helps. I'd really like to see this
feature implemented properly. 


By: nils.lichtenfeld
Date: 2002-Jul-15 08:49
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I dont think it is a good idea to drop packets.. its wasted Bandwidth for 
both sides.

I would implement priorities like this:
A file with 
high priority gets seached for more often. A file with low priority less 
often. That might boost the high priority ones a little.


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