On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 08:42:14PM -0800, Jeenu wrote:
> 
> On Nov 18, 4:45 pm, Petr Baudis <pa...@ucw.cz> wrote:
> > The refs may be packed in .git/packed-refs, if your repository got gc'd
> > recently - that is nothing to worry about.
> 
> Ah, right; there's one. So that explains it. Thanks.
> 
> But what's the point of this exercise? Branch when left alone are
> plain text files; packing still leaves them as plain text files. Being
> binary, I'd think of packing objects for some kind of space/time
> benefits. But what's with branch heads here?

Still space/time benefits, reading many small files is much slower than
reading an equivalently sized single file. This is especially noticeable
with tags which can add up to huge amounts over time.

                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis

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