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    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.
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