Re: git-diff-tree rename detection bug

From: Nicolas Pitre <nico@cam.org>
Date: 2005-09-16 06:57:19
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Paul Mackerras wrote:
> > 
> > I assume you're compiling git as 32-bit executables on your G5.  I
> > don't see any reason why the git binaries would need to be 64-bit.
> > 
> 
> Well, git seems to assume it can mmap() the entirety of any file under its
> control, so a 64-bit git could handle larger files.

But beware that the delta code would break since it currently won't cope 
with any file offset larger than 32 bits.  I reserved the zero byte to 
prefix any extended encoding but felt it wasn't really needed yet and I 
just didn't bother coding it.


Nicolas
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