Excess data size for a single revision
eliz at gnu.org
Mon Jan 23 06:41:53 UTC 2012
This happened lately with the trunk of the Emacs repository: updating
the local branch for revision 106891 pulls 58MB of data through the
 2012-01-19 06:35:06.319 INFO: Updated to revision 106892 of branch bzr+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/emacs/trunk
50.898 Transferred: 58583kB (1242.3kB/s r:58577kB w:6kB)
(The previous revision I had was 106888, so 106891 actually pulls a
little less than 58MB.)
I saw this consistently on 2 different machines, one running
GNU/Linux, the other running MS-Windows.
The only thing that is special about revision 106891 is that it merged
26 revisions from the emacs-23 branch. "bzr st" says that this merge
modified just 7 files, and "bzr diff" says the changes are about 200
lines, including context lines. So I'm guessing most of the data
pulled is meta-data.
But why would a single merge result in so much meta-data?
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