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stokestack

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"I/O error" has rendered qBitTorrent unusable on Mac
« on: October 25, 2016, 06:49:06 am »
Hi all.

I did file a bug on this, but wondered if others have noted that qBitTorrent is essentially unusable now because torrents will "pause" after a minute because of some unexplained "I/O error."

I'm on Mac OS 10.12.1 and qBitTorrent 3.2.5.

I did see forum comments about Avast, but I disabled it and this had no effect. Currently qBitTorrent is useless on my system.

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Re: "I/O error" has rendered qBitTorrent unusable on Mac
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 06:23:18 pm »
Is your destination folder writeable?
OS X is more and more restrictive by each version...

It's possible they made "sideloaded apps" even more restricted.
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Re: "I/O error" has rendered qBitTorrent unusable on Mac
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 10:35:57 am »
Thanks for your reply.

I thought I had updated this thread.  The problem was that I was out of disk space!

So... why doesn't the program simply say that?  "I/O error" is uninformative and ridiculous in this context.

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Re: "I/O error" has rendered qBitTorrent unusable on Mac
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 06:59:40 am »
Glad you sorted your issue out but..
I'm on Mac OS 10.12.1 and qBitTorrent 3.2.5.
Is there a reason you havent updated? That version is quite old ;o


As for why it doesnt say "out of disc space" qbittorent is pretty dumb in regards to disc/file management features.

An I/O error just means it failed to read or write a file.
It covers the following among others.
-File is in use
-Drive is out of space
-Drive was disconnected
-Application doesnt have permission to write to this folder.
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Re: "I/O error" has rendered qBitTorrent unusable on Mac
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 01:39:00 am »
Thanks for the reply.

I have since updated. I hadn't at the time, because the app never indicated that an update was available.

I've used BT clients in the past that properly warned of inadequate disk space. Also, if I remember correctly, they tend to pre-allocate space for the reported size of the file that's being downloaded; this seems like a logical time to check for available space or report the lack thereof.