[bittorrent] super-seeding and HAVE messages

Arnaud Legout Arnaud.Legout at sophia.inria.fr
Fri Apr 28 13:11:54 EDT 2006

this is probably orthogonal to your question, but the super seeding mode 
was introduced to
resolve a problem of pieces entropy when a torrent is starting. This 
problem of piece entropy
was due to a choke algorithm in seed state that take into account the 
rate of the downloaders.

The new version of the choke algorithm, which is randomized, lead to an 
excellent piece entropy
with a very simple algorithm.
Thus I do not see any striking evidence that the super seeding mode is 
still needed. It simply introduces more


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