[bittorrent] Re: HAVE messages

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 06:15:35 EDT 2005


On 6/23/05, David Mott <dpmott at sep.com> wrote:
> > Olaf van der Spek got to this first. If only one peer has a piece and
> > that peer disappears, you've got a problem.
> 
> Well, sure.  But that's not different from the case today.  If a peer
> can't currently see all of the pieces, then it needs to go look for the
> missing ones, perhaps in a more aggressive fashion than when it has
> visibility to all pieces.

You should be avoiding the situation before you don't see all pieces.
What if one peer has pieces no one else in the swarm has. You'd still
download other pieces first and take the risk of that peer leaving.



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