Well, I've been reading the articles you advised. And I've done some
extensive testing with various situations. But till now, all without the
result I would like.
My files turned out not to be 'contaminated' with large holes, so every
experiment with 'sparse options' (while copying, tar-ing & git-checkout)
yielded the same result.
But just now I found out one curious thing ! After a series of trials,
isolating (if possible) the files that are the cause of the problem I found
one difference between these files and the rest in the filesystem.
The files that I suspect are all compiled without stripping (debug symbols
present in the file). When I delete all these files the size of my tar-bal
from the original filesystem is nearly the same as the one made from the
So, the quest continues ..........
> Here's one explanation:
> Also, read the "du" and "cp" manual pages, looking for the words
> "holes" and "sparse", to see situations where this matters.
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git
for human beings" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.