[BUG] New Kernel Bugs

Mark Lord liml at rtr.ca
Tue Nov 13 13:54:21 EST 2007

Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 01:43:53PM -0500, Mark Lord wrote:
>> 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. 

Ah, I wondered why it took only half an hour to download.

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

The tarballs I download are only 45MB.


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