On Nov 19, 12:58 pm, Petr Baudis <pa...@ucw.cz> wrote:
> 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.

Hm, makes sense. Thanks.

Jeenu

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