23998[nslu2-linux] Re: rtorrent/libtorrent package: request of inclusion of --with-posix-fallocate
- Sep 3, 2009cbm128 wrote:
> reqman wrote:I would like to kindly ask the rtorrent/libtorrent maintainer(s) to have these packages configured per the original poster, ie:
> > For me this is a significant change, since files downloaded up
> > to now suffered from serious fragmentation (as can be seen by
> > trying filefrag -v wher e is an rtorrent downloaded file).
> > Although preallocating the file leads to a delay in starting
> > the actual download, IMHO, and for small nas platforms, the
> > advantages outweigh the delay disadvantage. No disk thrashing
> > takes place, streaming is with less delays etc.
> I use debian stable on NSLU and I'm suffering from the same
> devastating issue: on stuff downloaded I get ext3 read
> performance from my HD in the order of 2.5MB/s, whereas I/O
> from a non fragmented file is in the order of 14MB/s. So yes
> this issue has definetly an impact.
> In order for rtorrent/libtorrent to utilizeTIA for taking the time to (re-)consider this request.
> preallocation, it must be configured with
> '--with-posix-fallocate' >
> (see http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/ticket/460#comment:35 )
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