[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/2] access: file: remote FS can't FAST_SEEK

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Apr 16 17:39:54 CEST 2019

Le tiistaina 16. huhtikuuta 2019, 14.30.39 EEST Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> Reminder: FAST_SEEK set to false will trigger remote tweaks like the stream
> prefetcher.

I wrote the prefetcher and I disagree. If you mount a file system, there is a 
reasonable expectation that it works like a local filesystem - meaning that it 
is fast. The prefetch caching is not designed and suited for that case.

But the worst is that this change breaks ASF and AVI demuxers.

The applies to network FS, and to userspace FS.


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