lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2007]   [Sep]   [21]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Git as a filesystem
> >For example, imagine running a complete Debian mirror on top of a
> >Debian system with gitfs. How big would the packfile be for this 252GB
> >beast?
>
> Probably 252 GB. Lots of the packages are already compressed, and
> each time a minimal change is done, the bytestream changes, so long
> story short, deltifying between to compressed streams is likely to
> deltify horribly.

What about adding deb or tar support to git?
Then git doesn't store deb archives but the contents of archives.
This way redundancy across architectures can be deltified.
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2007-09-21 15:33    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans