bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #52743, calculated left time and download...


bug #52743: calculated left time and download speed freezes sometimes.

Submitted by:  Mohammad Etemaddar <metemaddar>
Submitted on:  Tue 26 Dec 2017 11:07:33 AM UTC  
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Wont Fix
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  1.19.1 Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Reproducibility:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None

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Tue 09 Jan 2018 04:28:44 PM UTC, comment #1:


Wget is built entirely without multi-threading support. Hence, the idea of having the progress printed from a second thread is not feasible.

There have been multiple attempts in the past to add threading support to Wget, but the old code base is really hard to refactor.

Instead, do take a look at GNU Wget2, a rewrite of Wget in C which was built with concurrency in mind.

Darshit Shah <darnir>
Project Administrator
Tue 26 Dec 2017 11:07:33 AM UTC, original submission:

Sometimes, for some reason, the download gets in trouble and stops downloading. But the speed freezes. It doesn't show 0. It shows the download speed. Also the time freezes.
I think the "Download Speed" and "Left time" should be calculated on another thread independent than the downloading process. because whenever it freezes, these calculations also freeze.

Thanks a lot

Mohammad Etemaddar <metemaddar>


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