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Old 02-23-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
santasballz
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what is propriety?


in my bit torrent client azureus, one of the option is to set propriety (and not just for this program, i c many options on suse overall having this propriety thing), and on my bit torrent client, i can choose either high propriety or low...
now iam not really sure the difference... iam thinking that high propriety will drain more CPU usage or something? if i set it to low propriety what will happen? will the dl speed slow?
 
Old 02-24-2004, 09:39 AM   #2
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You don't happen to mean "priority" do you? "Propriety" is the act of being proper. If you're talking about priority then a process/download with a higher priority will be favoured over one with a lower setting. Basically, in downloading the priority setting doesn't affect you THAT much. It only means that if azureus has to make a decision between downloading file A with a high priority and file B with a low priority then it will download A and B concurrently if bandwidth permits. If bandwidth does NOT permit then B gets slowed down or stopped.

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Old 02-24-2004, 06:56 PM   #3
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ya i do mean priority =)
ok, but does changing the priority affect my computer's performance? like u know how in some programs, if u set the priority to low, it doesn't use up as much CPU
 
Old 02-24-2004, 07:27 PM   #4
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Well I've never used azuerus but in edonkey and clones the priority just means the download thing. If you're setting the priority level for a whole program then yes it can use more CPU. XMMS has a real time priority option so it can skip less. That leaves less CPU time for other apps when the computer is under high load.
 
  


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