There are lots of Debian people out there using git, and some of them
have expressed interest over the years in having the ability to use
git as a filesystem in its own right (#477942 is an example of one
in a package I maintain).
I've finally got down to it and written all my thoughts on the topic
down in a mostly-organised form, which you can find at
This paper looks at the concept of object-based storage, and the
creation of "hashlinks", essentially symlinks which use hashes
rather than pathnames to refer to a file. Currently a complete
draft, which could probably use a little more editing.
Any thoughts or comments welcome; I'm just putting it out there
because I have no time to actually implement this at the moment,
but it's an interesting topic, and one which could potentially
revolutionise the way we use filesystems if done properly. I
started writing to organise my thinking on the matter, and I think
that through that I've actually got a basically implementable
robust design that would actually work very efficiently.
[For the curious, I thought I'd forego XeLaTeX and inkscape, and
write this in troff (-ms) and xfig/PIC. It's not too shabby for
a nearly 40 year old system, though I am not half as proficient in
it as I am with LaTeX.]