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Re: Repository bloat.

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2006-06-06 05:08:14 CEST

Oscar Fuentes wrote:
> "Peter N. Lundblad" <peter@famlundblad.se> writes:
>
>> What you are seeing here is the change "bubling up" to the root.
>> Since you are replacing one node revision of a file with another, we
>> need to update the parent directory with a reference to that new
>> revision. This, in turn, means that the parent has changed, and its
>> parent needs to be updated. This process continues up to the root.
>
> [snip]
>
> Peter,
>
> Thanks for your clear and informative answer. I'm afraid this is one
> of those things that needs a deep redesign to be fixed, so no hope for
> change soon.
It doesn't really need a deep redesign, it's just a chosen tradeoff.
You could store the dirs a different way (though it would be an
incompatible format change), but i'm not sure what way you think will do
better.

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