[arch-general] What happened to Powerpill?
nbigaouette at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 08:49:50 EDT 2011
I guess it would make sense if your own bandwidth is bigger then the
2011/3/28 Cédric Girard <girard.cedric at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com>
> > If you have 10 files to download, powerpill allows for 1 file from
> > mirror A, another from mirror B, and chunks of that large 68MB file
> > from mirrors C, D, and E at the same time.
> > With the other solutions, you'd still wait for file 1 to finish
> > downloading before downloading file 2.
> I understand this as being more flexible. But bandwith-wise, I do not see
> why the Powerpill solution is more efficient.
> Or maybe this come useful only when downloading small files where file
> content transfert itself is negligible compared to connection opening and
> other protocol handling...
> Cédric Girard
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