Linus has announced
the availability of a
git repository containing all of the kernel development history back to the
beginning of the BitKeeper era. Using the new "pack" format, the entire
history fits in less than 200MB of disk space - less than a single,
uncompressed kernel source tree. This history does not currently tie into
the current mainline, though there are ways to stitch it all together.
Note that this history is obtained by way of the CVS repository; some
information is lost by taking this path, but potential disputes over the
use of the BitKeeper metadata are avoided.
Linus's note does not say where the repository can be found; it will be on
your favorite kernel.org mirror under
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