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

From: mbp
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: implicit discussion
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 14:09:16 +1000
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On 16 Apr 2004, Aaron Bentley <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
> >>    ext2).
> >
> >
> >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.

If your filesystem rounds up by blocks, you have already wasted an
average of 0.5 block at the end of each file.

Please don't overoptimize...


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