Commit 4b86113f authored by Olivier Brunel's avatar Olivier Brunel Committed by Daniel Stenberg
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speed caps: not based on average speeds anymore

CURLOPT_MAX_SEND_SPEED_LARGE) were applied simply by comparing limits
with the cumulative average speed of the entire transfer; While this
might work at times with good/constant connections, in other cases it
can result to the limits simply being "ignored" for more than "short
bursts" (as told in man page).

Consider a download that goes on much slower than the limit for some
time (because bandwidth is used elsewhere, server is slow, whatever the
reason), then once things get better, curl would simply ignore the limit
up until the average speed (since the beginning of the transfer) reached
the limit.  This could prove the limit useless to effectively avoid
using the entire bandwidth (at least for quite some time).

So instead, we now use a "moving starting point" as reference, and every
time at least as much as the limit as been transferred, we can reset
this starting point to the current position. This gets a good limiting
effect that applies to the "current speed" with instant reactivity (in
case of sudden speed burst).

Closes #971
parent 85e5ebe7
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