Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#15 closed (invalid)

Reported by: Kenny Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: Sometime
Component: Transmission Version: 0.5
Severity: Major Keywords: ratio
Cc: Darvocet

Description

It would be handy if the share ratio used the total file size of the file(s) within the torrent instead of the amount downloaded. If you create new torrents and load them in Transmission, the ratio is 'N/A'. Would be cool to see the ratio for these torrents also.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by JonTD

"It would be handy if the share ratio used the total file size of the file(s) within the torrent instead of the amount downloaded."

I don't really like this idea. Since your ratio at the tracker is defined as your UL/DL, it should be the same on the client. For instance, if your tracker required you to keep an UL/DL ratio of 2.0, how would you know if you've met that limit on a specific torrent? With your scheme, you wouldn't because it assumes you have downloaded the entire torrent file. That may not be true. And it really may not be true once Transmission supports partial downloads. I think a better idea would be for Transmission to remember your ratio between restarts, but continue to calculate it as UL/DL.

"If you create new torrents and load them in Transmission, the ratio is 'N/A'. Would be cool to see the ratio for these torrents also."

You can't. It's impossible. If you are the original seeder for a file, you have no DL amount since you didn't DL any of the file. It's a division by 0 error. However, since the limit for UL/DL as DL->0 would be infinite, an infinite symbol might be more appropriate than N/A.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Kenny

I see your point. I think you are right then. I always thought that the share ratio was just the number of times you uploaded the data... However, in Azureus, when you are the first seeder of the torrent, it does give you a share ratio. I understand that it technically isn't a real share ratio, but it does let you see how many times you uploaded. Maybe Transmission could make a difference between existing torrents and torrents that you drop in that are already on your hard drive? I always find it interesting to see how many times I uploaded something.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by JetsGo

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

You want the ratio to be the amount uploaded based on the amount downloaded, or its not a valid ratio at all and there is no point in having it.

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