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Re: How git performs when you throw all of Debian at it


> [...] using git instead of the file system for storing the contents
> of Debian Code Search. The hope was that it would lead to fewer disk
> seeks and less data due to gits delta-encoding

Wouldn't ZFS be a more natural way to do something like this?

A choice of gzip, lzjb and more recently lz4 compression;  snapshots
and/or deduplication both reduce the amount of disk blocks and cache
memory needed.

I've pondered before at this overlap in functionality between packing by
Git, and those features of the ZFS filesystem.  They are doing much the
same thing but with different granularity.  It would be neat if they
could work together better.

Steven Chamberlain

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