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[feature request] Prevent starting new download when disk space is insufficient #10645

emanruse opened this issue May 14, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented May 14, 2019


I often queue a lot of torrents to download for the night on a tmpfs (a Linux system with lots of RAM) as these are torrents I don't need to store long-term, just to review them quickly in the morning (and there is no need to wear the disk for all that). However in the morning I often see the tmpfs partition is full (in KDE Plasma Dolphin even claims the files occupy more space than the actual size of the partition) and the download speed is 0. The end result is: very few (or none) of the torrents have actually completed, although there are enough seeders and many of the files would surely fit on the partition. So unless I monitor/handle manually this process, I can't seem to really have a sequential queue of automatically completing torrents.

My settings are:

Maximum active downloads = 2
Download rate threshold = 50 KiB/s
Upload rate threshold = 50 KiB/s
Torrent inactivity timer = 20 sec

Currently (4.1.6) can't seem to find a way to tell QBT to NOT start (pre-allocate) next torrent files if there is insufficient space on the target partition. It would be really useful to have such option.


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commented May 14, 2019

This should apply whether you you pre-allocate torrents or not. Maybe there can be a setting that says if free space is less than X amount do not start any torrents. Create a new status like "Waiting". Also if you don't preallocate it should auto-pause torrents that are downloading.


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commented May 15, 2019

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