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SubjectRe: Linux 3.2-rc1
On 11/07/2011 06:10 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Which brings me to a question I already asked on G+ - do people really
> need the old-fashioned patches? The -rc1 patch is about 22MB gzip-9'd,
> and part of the reason is that all those renames cause big
> delete/create diffs. We *could* use git rename patches, but then you'd
> have to apply them with "git apply" rather than the legacy "patch"
> executables. But as it is, the patch is almost a third of the size of
> the tar-ball, which makes me wonder if there's even any point to such
> a big patch?

[email was too long/noisy, sorry for the delayed reply.]
[should I admit that I don't follow you on g+ ?]

Do you mean files like patch-3.2-rc1.gz or .bz2 or .xz?
Yes, I use them, but if I am the only user of them, I'll get over it.

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