On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 02:05:35PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > and .git/refs/head/master is hardlinked between both trees.
> AND THAT IS WRONG.
OK, I was more-or-less assuming that 'cp -Rl tree1 tree2' was always a
valid thing to do.
Clearly if it's not then all of this is somewhat moot.
> You shouldn't hardlink whole trees. Git will not guarantee that it
> breaks the links.
I can live with that, until now though I wasn't aware that hardlinked
trees were a bad-thing.
> Your script was tens of lines of code, and it was BUGGY.
Yeah well, I'm a retard.
> Hardlink git _object_ directories. That's a totally different thing.
I was under the misconception that hardlink entire trees was
I would however like to be able to hardlink more than just the
_object_ directory --- hardlinking the source is quite nice too.
Might that be considered safe? (I'm of course assuming that editors
do write + rename when saving their buffers).
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