Loose objects, packfile, deltification and the cost of disk space
Posted Mar 2, 2010 1:10 UTC (Tue) by jnareb
In reply to: How old is our kernel?
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There was no deltification at all iirc
Argument from Linus back in git early days was that disk space is cheap.
Others come up with the whole xdelta pack thing later.
Actually packfiles and deltification (LibXDiff, not xdelta) was, from what I remember and understand, originally because of network bandwidth
(which is much more costly than disk space), and I/O performance
of using single mmapped file instead of very large number of loose objects.
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