On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:10:43 AM UTC-7, chetna chaudhari wrote:
> 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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