[BUG] New Kernel Bugs

Matthew Wilcox matthew at wil.cx
Tue Nov 13 13:49:02 EST 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 01:43:53PM -0500, Mark Lord wrote:
> Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> >ie about half what you claim.
> ..
> No, it's from earlier in this very thread:
> Adrian Bunk wrote:
> >git clone \ 
> >git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
> ..
> mkdir t
> cd t
> git clone 
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
> (wait half an hour)
> /usr/bin/du -s linux-2.6
> 522732  linux-2.6

You're assuming that everything in linux-2.6 was downloaded; that's
not true.  Everything in linux-2.6/.git was downloaded; but then you do a
checkout which happens to approximately double the size of the linux-2.6
directory.  If you do git-clone -n, you'll get a closer estimate to the
size of the download.

I suppose git-clone should grow a -v option that it could pass to rsync
to let us find out how many bytes are actually transferred, but i'm
happy to go with 250MB as a close estimate to the amount of data to xfer.

When you compare it to the 60MB tarballs that are published, it's really
not that bad.

Intel are signing my paycheques ... these opinions are still mine
"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours.  We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."

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