Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#1965 closed Bug (invalid)

Can't get a torrent to "seed forever"

Reported by: bigtex Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 1.51
Severity: Normal Keywords:


This is maybe a clone of

I have a global ratio of 5.0 set. On one transfer I want it to seed forever, so under the context "gear" menu for that transfer I select

Stop Seeding at Ratio > Seed Forever

Actually, that was already checked by default, but that's not the behavior I'm getting. I would think the "Global" option would have been checked by default, so everything would be controlled by the global ratio I set in the preferences pane.

I've tried toggling back and forth between the various options and the end result is the same for all of them. Because that active transfer has already reached a ratio of 5.0, it says "Seeding complete" no matter what option I check.

I even un-checked the box in the preferences and it still wouldn't seed. How do I get the torrent to keep seeding?

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

What operating system are you on? What is the build number of the app?

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

Sounds to me like you had the transfer set to stop at global ratio, it hit that ratio while seeding and stopped, and setting was changed to seed forever (which happens once the seed ratio is reached). Have you simply tried resuming the transfer with it set to seed forever?

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by bigtex

OS X 10.5.6 (9G55) Transmission 1.51 (7958)

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by bigtex

Oh, so the normal behavior is to actually toggle the transfer activity to stop the transfer? Wouldn't it make more sense for the transfer to remain active, but gated by the ratio rule? Then if I change the ratio in the global preferences or in the transfer-specific context menu it would just hop right back into action. If I had a bunch of transfers that had reached the rule limit and I upped the global rule, I (a user) would just kind of expect all the transfers to keep going until they reached the new ratio.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

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

What you describe makes no sense - you want the transfer to remain active when the seed ratio is reached? Would it just refuse all peer connections. The use case, where you want to up the ratio after the fact, is quite small and can still be done - just up it and then resume the transfer. You're trying to make this a lot more complicated than it needs to be.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by bigtex

OK, you're right. I hadn't thought about the implementation. I guess it would be too complicated to automatically restart a transfer that got stopped by reaching the ratio. You'd have to leave breadcrumbs as to what caused it to stop (manual vs. ratio). Never mind.

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