On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> I also wonder if we would be helped by another "repack" mode that
> coalesces small packs into a single one with minimum overhead, and
> run that often from "gc --auto", so that we do not end up having to
> have 50 packfiles.
> When we have 2 or more small and young packs, we could:
>  - iterate over idx files for these packs to enumerate the objects
>    to be packed, replacing read_object_list_from_stdin() step;
>  - always choose to copy the data we have in these existing packs,
>    instead of doing a full prepare_pack(); and
>  - use the order the objects appear in the original packs, bypassing
>    compute_write_order().

Isn't it easier and cheaper to create the "master index", something
like bup does?
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