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Re: ISO download very failed

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
Aldo Foot wrote:
It probably was just an incomplete download.
Could be, he never mentioned the size of the ISO file.

Would that make a difference with a torrent download? I thought the
file was full size, but may have holes in it until the torrent
finishes. Doesn't the file get filled with the chunks available at
the time, and not in order from beginning to end?

When I've looked at files that were downloading, I've noticed that it only allocates space for the furtherest chunk that its has downloaded. Yes, undownloaded chunks are holes, but the file isn't full size unless the last chuck has been downloaded. My experience is that I see file sizes grow during the download so I suspect the last chunk is one of the last chunks to be requested. It might not *have* to be, but my experience says that it is.


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