On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:10:43 AM UTC-7, chetna chaudhari wrote:
> Hi,
>        I read a line about git  in 
> https://help.github.com/articles/working-with-large-files article 
> *              "In addition, if a repository is 10 GB in size, Git's 
> architecture requires another 10 GB of extra free space available at all 
> times." *
> can someone please explain , why git needs equal size extra space. And do 
> it affect performance if it does not get that much free space ?
> -- 

Chetna, when you clone a Git repository you get a tree of all the files, 
plus a .git directory at the root of the tree that contains the Git data 
and all the file contents. So if you cloned it from a shared spot where it 
was inited ( as a bare) , you'll have roughly twice as much diskspace used 
as the original. Git may also require temp file space to do operations - 
actual experts will know better than I. Anyway disk space is cheap, you 
should always have free space available for any app on your system.

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