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How old is our kernel?

How old is our kernel?

Posted Feb 25, 2010 22:15 UTC (Thu) by ariveira (guest, #57833)
In reply to: How old is our kernel? by jengelh
Parent article: How old is our kernel?

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.


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Loose objects, packfile, deltification and the cost of disk space

Posted Mar 2, 2010 1:10 UTC (Tue) by jnareb (subscriber, #46500) [Link]

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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