Option to pre-allocate each download file
|Target version:||040 - FarfarAway|
|Resolution:||To be discussed|
Because of the fragmentation problems caused by incremental allocation, pre-allocation of each file when it starts to download can often speed a system.
However, this should be optional. The importance of this feature is questionable when downloading parts of an archive, because it is assumed that the archive files will be removed and replaced by the archive contents (those should be preallocated). In addition, this would prevent using file size for error recovery.