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Date:	Sat, 8 Dec 2007 13:41:54 +0300
From:	Al Boldi <>
Cc:	Jakub Narebski <>, Andreas Ericsson <>,
	Johannes Schindelin <>,
	Phillip Susi <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Jing Xue <>,,
Subject: Re: git guidance wrote:
> On Sat, 08 Dec 2007 07:56:21 +0300, Al Boldi said:
> > It probably goes without saying, that gitfs should have some basic
> > configuration file to setup its transparent behaviour
> But then it's not *truly* transparent, is it?

Don't mistake transparency with some form of auto-heuristic.  Transparency 
only means that it inserts functionality without impeding your normal 

> And that leaves another question - if you make a config file that excludes
> all the .o files - then what's backing the .o files?  Those data blocks
> need to be *someplace*.  Maybe you can do something ugly like use unionfs
> to combine your gitfs with something else to store the other files...

Or any number of other possible implementation scenarios...

> But at that point, you're probably better off just creating a properly
> designed versioning filesystem.

But gitfs is not about designing a versioning filesystem, it's about 
designing a transparent interface into git to handle an SCM use-case.



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