Linus Torvalds wrote:

On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, bert hubert wrote:

It is too easy to get into a O(N^2) situation. Git may be able to deal with
it but you may hurt yourself when making backups, or if you ever want to
share your tree (possibly with yourself) over the network.

Even something as simple as "ls -l" has been known to have O(n**2) behaviour for big directories.

Ultimately the question is: do we care about old (broken) filesystems?

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