Linux source tree size difference issue

From: Chris Jones
Date: Thu May 16 2013 - 20:37:35 EST

I have cloned the Linux kernel source tree locally. It comes in at
approx. ~500MB. I have then created another git repository to push the
source to for my own work. I rsynced the tree locally to another
directory and now I am currently pushing it in to the new repository and
it's at 58% and is already at 525MB.

I can not understand the stark difference in source and directory size.
Running diff tells me both local source tree directories are exactly the

Can anyone explain this in layman's terms?


Chris Jones

Founder and Lead Software Architect
Paradise Software

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