Dear diary, on Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 08:38:10AM CEST, I got a letter
where "David A. Wheeler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> I'd look at some of the more constraining, yet still
> common cases, and make sure it worked reasonably
> well without requiring magic. My list would be:
> ext2, ext3, NFS, and Windows' NTFS (stupid short filenames,
> case-insensitive/case-preserving).  Samba shouldn't be
> more constraining than NTFS, and I would expect ReiserFS
> wouldn't be a constraining case.  Bonus points if the
> names lengths are inside POSIX guarantees, but I bet the
> POSIX limits are so tiny as to be laughable.  Bonus points for
> CD-ROM format with the Rock Ridge extensions (I _think_ DVDs
> and later use that format too, yes?), though if that
> didn't work tar files are an easy workaround. Imagine a full
> Linux kernel source repository, for 30+ (pick a number) years..
> can the filesystems handle the number of objects in those cases?
> If it works, your infrastructure should be sufficiently
> portable to "just work" on others too.

I personally don't mind getting it work on more places, if it doesn't
make git work (measurably) worse on modern Linux systems, the code will
not go to hell, you tell me what needs to be done and preferably give me
the patches. ;-)

                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
C++: an octopus made by nailing extra legs onto a dog. -- Steve Taylor
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