[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Patch to fix bug #1532, and improve http seek times.

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Fri Jun 13 17:12:23 CEST 2008

Le jeudi 12 juin 2008 20:19:18 Bill C. Riemers, vous avez écrit :
> This is a patch to improve http seek performance and fix bug 1532.

Speeding up seek may be a good idea, but that's not an excuse for setting 
fast-seek. HTTP seeking is a blocking operation, and it will always be. And 
seeking a file over NFS/CIFS is not a blocking operation and never will.

> The way it improves seek performance is by doing small data requests
> after each seek, and then growing each subsequent read.

This messes up the server access logs, and will cause lots of useless 
processing on the server, especially if the URL calls a server-side script.

I might be mistaken, but that approach seems extremely bad.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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