[BUG] New Kernel Bugs

Larry Finger larry.finger at lwfinger.net
Wed Nov 14 09:49:31 EST 2007

Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Mark Lord <liml at rtr.ca> wrote:
>>> 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.
> and you can get even lower than the 260MB by downloading a shallow clone 
> of v2.6.23 and then populating the git tree from tht point on. (see the 
> --depth parameter of git-clone) [because most of the time you want to 
> bisect back to the last stable release, not back to 2 years of git 
> history.]

When creating additional git trees (Linville's wireless-2.6 tree, for example) for driver
development, you can save a lot of download bandwidth by using the --reference parameter of git-clone.


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