Subject: pkg/30119: bittorrent file verification is uberslow
To: None <,,>
From: Christian Biere <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 05/03/2005 13:56:01
>Number:         30119
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       bittorrent file verification is uberslow
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue May 03 13:56:00 +0000 2005
>Originator:     Christian Biere
>Release:        NetBSD 2.99.11
System: NetBSD cyclonus 2.99.11 NetBSD 2.99.11 (STARSCREAM) #4: Fri Jan 7 14:02:19 CET 2005 bin@cyclonus:/usr/obj/sys/arch/i386/compile/STARSCREAM i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
I was shocked how slow the file verification proceeds after the update
to 4.0.1. However, this problem is known and there's an option to
enable a workaround (--enable_bad_libc_workaround 1). I suggest using
the patch to use this workaround by default. This makes file verification
fast again (est. 20x faster than without this option). The author claims
it's a bug in "BSD libc", so investigating that point would of course be

Update from bittorrent 3.x to 4.0.1 and launch it to seed a file.