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Re: [Pan-devel] Hacking pan for Giganews

From: Conrad J. Sabatier
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] Hacking pan for Giganews
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 19:54:16 -0500

On Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:55:13 +0000 (UTC)
Heinrich Mueller <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, 09 Aug 2011 16:35:28 -0500, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
> > Hi.  I'm in the process of hacking the pan source code to take
> > fuller advantage of my Giganews Diamond account (50 connections!,
> > whoo boy!).
> > 
> > I've already modified pan/gui/ to allow me to set the
> > server's config to 50 connections (that part was easy), but I'm
> > looking now for how to hack pan's task management to do more
> > simultaneous header downloads, binary file saves, etc.
> > 
> > Can anyone point me in the right direction?  I'll send back to the
> > list anything I come up with, if anyone's interested.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> The problem is pan's use of threads:
> If you download one file, the data to be received will be split up on
> the server. Pan downloads the parts simultaneously and puts them back
> together. But only for one file at a time.
> The rewrite would be huge I guess. As the maximum number of
> connections can be reached anyway it isn't worth the effort imho.
> Cheers.

Yes, further observation of the task queue bears out what you're
saying.  It's actually not at all unsatisfactory to me, so I'll just
leave well enough alone.  :-)  My earlier impressions of how pan was
subdividing the labor were incorrect.

Cheers back at you.

Conrad J. Sabatier

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