bugdavfs2 - Bugs: bug #33259, implement ranged requests


bug #33259: implement ranged requests

Submitted by:  Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Submitted on:  Sat 07 May 2011 02:26:38 PM UTC  
Votes:  1  
Category:  None Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  None Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Open/Closed:  Open

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Tue 01 Jan 2013 08:29:54 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Such obvious feature missing. +1

Ilya Basin <basinilya>
Sat 14 May 2011 03:46:51 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks for the hint. This is another good reason for implementing ranged requests.
Some graphical file managers show similar behaviour.

So the only thing missing is some additional free time.


Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
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Fri 13 May 2011 03:08:45 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Another consideration for implementing ranged GET requests:

When using fusecompress over davfs-mounted WebDAV storage, a simple "ls -l" on a compressed directory will effectively download every file in it.

(Supposed) Reason: fusecompress reads a few bytes of each (backing) file to check for its header signature and report the real (uncompressed) size information (in the lstat call of ls, readattr in fusecompress). Unfortunately, davfs reads the whole file into its cache directory (which is invariably to small to hold everything that is needed).


Sat 07 May 2011 02:26:38 PM UTC, original submission:  

davfs2 should implement ranged requests, at least for GET.
See https://savannah.nongnu.org/support/?107649


Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
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