Re: How git performs when you throw all of Debian at it
On 30 August 2013 20:55, Steven Chamberlain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> [...] 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.
I haven't finished packaging bedup - btrfs deduplication tool. Anybody
have benchmarked that, if that's any good and/or comparable to zfs
deduplication? lzo compression is also available. And well available
in linux kernel.