> I am pretty sure most of the files are the same by git diff.
Does that mean that you have actually done a git-diff and examined the
total size of the files whose content has changed?
> There is only small parts of the code base differ.
> Just like you said, I expect only slight size increase with the new
> branch pushed.
> However, the repository doubled the size from 4G to 8G. Just as twice as
> the original size.
Have you actually enumerated where the space is being consumed?
One way is to execute "git ls-tree --full-tree -r -l [branch]" for each
branch, then use "comm" to find the lines for new/different files in the
second branch. Total the 4th fields of those lines and see how much
space they occupy (uncompressed).
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