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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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