Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#61 closed bug (Invalid)

some completed files are missing untill full download complete

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: markybob
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: 0.5.x Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

I'm downloading a torrent which contains several files. While the torrent still not fully downloaded (on compact allocation mode), the completed files are not visible on hard disk.

ways to reproduce the bug:

  1. start downloading a torrent (a movie torrent will do - most movie torrents contain the main movie file and a much smaller sample file).
  2. most chances are that the smaller file (the sample clip in our example) will be fully downloaded first.
  3. after it does (while the torrent is still not fully downloaded) - go to your temporary downloads folder and see that the sample file is not there.
  4. pause the torrent and check again - the file will suddenly appear.

this only happens with small (2-5mb) files.

I'm using the version on ubuntu gutsy repositories: 0.5.4.1

thanks :)

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by andar

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

You have to wait for the whole torrent to finish to access any of the files when using compact allocation. Well, sort of anyways. Use full allocation for the desired effect.

Please don't bother filing bugs against anything lower than the latest release version 0.5.8.4.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by anonymous

  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

thanks for your reply. I'll not post any more bugs against outdated versions (0.5.4.1 is the version on latest ubuntu's repositories - i guess *I* can install a newer version, but what about all other users who may want to contribute bug reports but can't/won't compile/install any non-repositories packages?)

Are you sure this is the wanted behavior? can't deluge force write-to-disk operations upon single-file completion? I think it would be very helpful. further more, if you're not writing the finished files to disk, at least let the user know that he should wait for the whole torrent to finish before viewing the quality of what he's downloading.

I'm sorry for reopening this bug. feel free (of course) to close it again if you feel my explanation and desired behavior for deloge is inappropriate.

thanks again for all your work on this great piece of software.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by anonymous

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed
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