comparing cvsup vs. rsync

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Wed Apr 11 03:33:21 PDT 2007

walt wrote:
Linus avoided rsync in favor of http in 'git' because he thinks
rsync is inherently unreliable.  I have *no* idea if he is right or
wrong in his opinions, but I figure you guys will favor me with your
own opinions on the subject.
Possibly for transferring the git objects.  They never change, so rsync is not efficient.  RCS files do change, so just transferring deltas saves a lot.  Additionally, the http transport in git is quite dumb and needs a pre-created file to help the download.

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