Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#481 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Read-ahead for files

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: quinox
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: nicotine Version: 1.2.12
Keywords: Cc:



I have a USB drive where I share my stuff. The USB drive has power management enabled and it likes to keep the drive turned off when there is no activity. Nicotine+ could use a read-ahead option to cache the file in memory so that it can keep the drive spun down most of the time, while still transferring files.

The option would have a max read-ahead cache parameter, that could default to lets say 3% of the memory on the computer Nicotine+ is running on.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by quinox

this sound fairly specific (only a few users will benefit from it) and is not entirely straight forward to implement. I see why you would find it useful, but I think this is better handled by something other than n+, specifically your operating system.

Have you examined what your OS can do in this area?

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by quinox

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Never going to implement this since it's not our job to do read-ahead, closing ticket since original poster isn't up for a discussion.

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