transmission should have preallocate disk space option

Bug #287726 reported by Chris Cheney on 2008-10-22
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
transmission (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: transmission

Transmission should have the option to preallocate space needed for torrent downloads for two reasons.

1. you could potentially run out of disk space over time while downloading the torrent without realizing you need the extra space for it.

2. it causes MASSIVE fragmentation. running 'filefrag' on some downloaded torrents ranged from 32frag/MB to 90frag/MB that is per MEGABYTE not for the file overall.

Hmm, it also appears that Transmission does not use launchpad-integration so I had to file this bug via the web submit option. Sorry for having two bugs in this one bug report...

Changed in transmission:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

Chris: In the interim until this is fixed in an Ubuntu package, you might want to try out the patch in upstream ticket #849, which implements this.

Changed in transmission:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Hew (hew) wrote :

Fix included upstream with 1.40

Changed in transmission:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package transmission - 1.40-0ubuntu1

transmission (1.40-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (LP: #302672)
    - Tracker communication uses fewer resources
    - More accurate bandwidth limits
    - Reduce disk fragmentation by preallocating files (LP: #287726)
    - Stability, security and performance improvements to the RPC /
      Web UI server (closes LP: #290423)
    - Support compression when serving Web UI and RPC responses
    - Simplify the RPC whitelist
    - Fix bug that prevented handshakes with encrypted BitComet peers
    - Fix 1.3x bug that could re-download some data unnecessarily
      (LP: #295040)
    - Option to automatically update the blocklist weekly
    - Added off-hour bandwidth scheduling
    - Simplify file/priority selection in the details dialog
    - Fix a couple of crashes
    - New / updated translations
    - Don't inhibit hibernation by default (LP: #292929)
    - Use "close" animation when sending to notification area (LP: #130811)
    - Fix resize problems (LP: #269872)
    - Support "--version" option when launching from command line
      (LP: #292011)
    - Correctly parse announce URLs that have leading or trailing
      spaces (LP: #262411)
    - Display an error when "Open Torrent" fails (LP: #281463)
  * Dropped 10_fix_crasher_from_upstream.dpatch: Fix is in this
    upstream release.
  * debian/control: Don't just build-depend on libcurl-dev, which is
    a virtual package.

 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:33:48 +0000

Changed in transmission:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in transmission:
status: Fix Released → New
Changed in transmission:
status: New → Fix Released
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.