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From to...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1195771 - /libcloud/trunk/libcloud/storage/base.py
Date Tue, 01 Nov 2011 02:25:30 GMT
Author: tomaz
Date: Tue Nov  1 02:25:30 2011
New Revision: 1195771

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1195771&view=rev
Log:
Add some more explanation about (future) functionality of
upload_object_via_stream.

Modified:
    libcloud/trunk/libcloud/storage/base.py

Modified: libcloud/trunk/libcloud/storage/base.py
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/libcloud/trunk/libcloud/storage/base.py?rev=1195771&r1=1195770&r2=1195771&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- libcloud/trunk/libcloud/storage/base.py (original)
+++ libcloud/trunk/libcloud/storage/base.py Tue Nov  1 02:25:30 2011
@@ -285,7 +285,7 @@ class StorageDriver(BaseDriver):
     def upload_object(self, file_path, container, object_name, extra=None,
                       verify_hash=True):
         """
-        Upload an object.
+        Upload an object currently located on a disk.
 
         @type file_path: C{str}
         @param file_path: Path to the object on disk.
@@ -306,6 +306,22 @@ class StorageDriver(BaseDriver):
                                  object_name,
                                  extra=None):
         """
+        Upload an object using an iterator.
+
+        If a provider supports it, chunked transfer encoding is used and you
+        don't need to know in advance the amount of data to be uploaded.
+
+        Otherwise if a provider doesn't support it, iterator will be exhausted
+        so a total size for data to be uploaded can be determined.
+
+        Note: Exhausting the iterator means that the whole data must be buffered
+        in memory which might result in memory exhausting when uploading a very
+        large object.
+
+        If a file is located on a disk you are advised to use upload_object
+        function which uses fs.stat function to determine the file size and it
+        doesn't need to buffer whole object in the memory.
+
         @type iterator: C{object}
         @param iterator: An object which implements the iterator interface.
 



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