On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:49:45AM +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> Being a happy user of
>       $ cat ./rsync-linus
>       #!/bin/sh -x
>       cd linux-linus
>       rsync -avz --progress \
> rsync://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git/ \
>               .git/
> I'm confused now. This pack file is ~60M in size. Will rsync download
> another 60M next time? What command should I use now to a) get latest and
> greatest and b) be nice with my traffic?

You won't need to download another 60M next time.

Run this:
        cd linux-linus
        du -sh .
        du -sh .

You should see a nice drop i space used, as that one big "pack" file is
now taking the place of almost every object in the kernel repository.

In the future, you'll just download new packs as Linus generates them.
I suspect objects will trickle in as well, but an occassional
git-prune-packed will tidy things back up.

The packs internally use a delta-based algorithm to save huge amounts of
space, and for speed of daily use, the standalone objects are still in


Ryan Anderson
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