Change calculation of workers

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Matt-
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Change calculation of workers

Post by Matt- » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:28 am

Hi,
 
Thanks for such a great product.  I've used it for the last couple of years and find it excellent.
 
I have a suggestion on the way the software calculates workers.  At the moment, I have the opportunity to decide to use multi-part downloads for files that exceed a set threshold.  I've worked out how many threads I need to maximise my bandwidth and it works well.
 
However smaller files don't use all of my bandwidth so I use multiple workers to achieve the same result via concurrent file downloads.
 
The challenge is when I have a directory with a mix of both large and small files.  I can find myself with multiple workers each using multi-part downloads and end up using too many connections to be efficient.
 
I'd like to suggest that the "workers" concept is used as a pool across both single files and multi-part.  If I hit a large file, the workers will complete the smaller file I am downloading and then join into the larger multi-part effort.  When they finish, they can move onto other files.  The net result is a consistent number of total connections regardless of purpose.
 
Could this change be implemented, please?

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