ady4um Posted June 25, 2008 Report Share Posted June 25, 2008 I already posted a thread related to uTorrentPartFile growing and growing, and it is still growing. Since I couldn't find a solution then, I must report this behaviour (as a bug IMO).If anyone would like to check it, my troubleshooting post about this issue is http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=41294 ut 1.8 beta 11086bt.compact_allocation=falsediskio.sparse_files=falseunchecked pre-allocate all filespieces are 4 MB each (16 kB * 256 blocks)When sorting the files by "First piece" column, the torrent consists of:A) 1 group of subsequent continuous unskipped, completely downloaded files 1 group of subsequent continuous skipped, not downloaded filesC) 1 group of subsequent continuous unskipped, completely downloaded files (till the torrent's end)When the multifile torrent was added, I skipped all files (right from the start, in the add dialog).Then I unskipped some subsequent continuous files.UTorrentPartFile keeps growing, even when all the unskipped files are subsequent except for the (also) subsequent group named B above.I already tried the following steps:1- All unskipped files were downloaded completely (no unskipped file was partially downloaded).2- Just 2 skipped files (from group B above) have blocks in already-downloaded pieces (skipped and unskipped files that have pieces in common).3- I quit ut, moved the uTorrentPartFile to an unrelated folder, started ut again, forced re-check. Since everything was ok except the pieces that skipped files and unskipped files have in common (as expected), I unskipped 1 subsequent file (the first file of group B, as described above).4- When all the unskipped files were downloaded completely, I stopped the torrent and quit ut.For my surprise, after all these operations, the new uTorrentPartFile was growing again bigger than 8 MB.Since the pieces are 4 MB each, and since at any given time I have just 2 pieces that contain both skipped and unskipped blocks, the uTorrentPartFile was supposed to be not-bigger-than 8 MB.Each time I unskipped a file which has blocks already downloaded (in uTorrentPartFile), ut should be using the blocks from uTorrentPartFile, not downloading them (again). Accordingly to the "files" tab, this *is* happening. But then, if those blocks *are* being used afterwards in the recently unskipped and completely downloaded file, then they should be removed from the uTorrentPartFile once the blocks are saved, at least when the unskipped file is completely downloaded. Those blocks are not part of skipped files anymore.UT IS NOT REMOVING THE UNNECESSARY BLOCKS FROM UTORRENTPARTFILE.The file keeps growing unnecessary.Maybe the devs could confirm this?Is this "growing-and-growing" behaviour expected?I know ut cares about pieces, not files. But still, ut knows which blocks it should save in the uTorrentPartFile and which ones are being saved as unskipped, completely downloaded files, so obviously ut also knows which blocks are part of an entire unskipped file and which ones are part of a skipped one. Using the same reasoning, when a skipped file turns into an unskipped one, the corresponding blocks which were saved in uTorrentPartFile are, from that same moment, part of the file being downloaded (or queued download). In this reasoning, when this recently unskipped file is completely downloaded, there is no need to keep those blocks in the uTorrentPartFile.If a file previously skipped is now unskipped and completely downloaded, why the previous blocks are still in uTorrentPartFile? As I said, they shouldn't, since they are not part of skipped files anymore.Is there any reason to keep those blocks twice (once in the complete files and once in uTorrentPartFile)?Thank you in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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