May 15, 2012
I don't understand what it was that they did to the algorithm that decides where to spend its allocation of uplink.
Back in the days of uTorrent 2.2, it would try to divide its bandwidth equally among a large number of recipients. My usual traffic when I wasn't downloading was to have maybe 15 uplinks active, and each of them was being sent maybe 14Kbytes per second.
What seems to happen now is that the scheduler picks one particular guy, taps him with a magic wand, and gives him nearly everything. As I write this, I have 139 torrents enabled and seeding. Five of them are active, and 95% of my bandwidth is going to one particular guy in the Netherlands who is grabbing Chu-bra. Nine other leeches on the other four torrents are getting about 2 KB/s each.
If it actually stayed that way, and saturated my uplink, it would still be fine. Over the whole swarmiverse it would even out. But it doesn't. Once the NL guy gets done, then uTorrent may wait as much as half an hour before finally finding someone else it thinks is worthy of being tapped with the wand. In the mean time, my uplink will be about 30 KB/s, with 170 KB/s going to waste.
It's really strange.
Ah! The guy in the NL is off my charts now, and some guy who is downloading Satoshi Urushihara is getting about 180 KB/s. At least he has better taste than the NL guy.
Oh wait... "inconsistent and unfair." Got it.
Posted by: ubu at May 15, 2012 04:12 PM (GfCSm)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 15, 2012 04:38 PM (+rSRq)
If you really want to know, I suppose you could just read the changelogs of their releases.
Posted by: Jordi Vermeulen at May 15, 2012 10:33 PM (AJZdn)
(Other times I notice that I won't break 60K, and I just KNOW that's my ISP, who has figured out how to restrict torrents, but will allow Youtube to get through. It's very odd, Toggling the enable on UTP often changes things up enough to break through.)
Posted by: Mauser at May 15, 2012 11:16 PM (cZPoz)
Posted by: David at May 16, 2012 02:24 PM (+yn5x)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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