Brief article on benchmarks of Python repository with leading DVCSen

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Sat Feb 14 01:59:30 GMT 2009

On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 18:57 +0200, Teemu Likonen wrote:
> On 2009-02-13 17:19 (+0100), Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > It doesn't work on relatively small *and* large renames. We tried
> > renaming one of the top-level directories in Samba (with ~1000 files
> > underneath it) and git just gave up and didn't give us any history
> > beyond the point of the rename.
> You probably did something different but I just renamed the top-level
> "drivers" directory of the Linux kernel repository. There are 8353 files
> and total 170MBs of data. So far it seems that the rename detection
> works perfectly. For example, the diffs say:
>     diff --git a/drivers/video/amba-clcd.c b/drivers.renamed/video/amba-clcd.c
>     similarity index 100%
>     rename from drivers/video/amba-clcd.c
>     rename to drivers.renamed/video/amba-clcd.c
> And logs go beyond the rename as well:
>     git log --follow drivers.renamed/video/amba-clcd.c

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