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SubjectRe: Linux 4.12-rc1 (file locations)
On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> Can the generated files please be put in the same places that (most or
> all) previous releases have used?

I will leave this to Konstantin.. There may well be practical reasons
for the movement.

> Oh, and the patch file (on https://kernel.org) is a text file, not a
> zipped file (as in previous releases).

Well, if you use a browser, the normal browser compression (behind
your back) should be in effect. So you won't actually be wasting the
bandwidth.

If you use wget, you have to manually ask for it. Quoting Konstantin
from an earlier discussion:

> Yes, this is implemented on the http protocol level -- but you have to
> tell wget to request it:
>
> wget -O test.patch.gz \
> --header="accept-encoding: gzip" \
> https://git.kernel.org/...
>
> Browsers do the requesting and ungzipping automatically, but not cmdline
> tools.

so the capability is there, it's just not done as several individual
files any more.

Linus

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