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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: implicit discussion

From: Aaron Bentley
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: implicit discussion
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 00:00:35 -0400
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Martin Pool wrote:

On 16 Apr 2004, Miles Bader <address@hidden> wrote:

(2) Don't bloat up your disk with tons of small-files-that-the-file-
    system-makes-large (and even if _you_ use reiserfs or whatever,
    consider your other developers -- some of who might be stuck using

Of course since you will usually have a whole second copy of the tree
as a pristine or library, the cost of the ids will usually be
relatively small.

The cost of the ids will be the same in the second copy as in the first. (though if you do get --link, your "second copy" won't take nearly as much space as the first.)

The id wastes one block. If your file average file is ten blocks long, that's a 10% waste, but at least it scales with number of files, not with number of commits, like the patchlogs.


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