Could someone explain me, why I also had two big files (0001-maven-release-plugin-copy-for-tag-mahout-0.5.patch and 0002-maven-release-plugin-copy-for-tag-mahout-0.5.patch about 10 mb) after git format-patch?
I just cloned git repository, created new branch from the trunk, made my modifications and performed git format-patch.
git log shows me that last 3 commits were mine:
bce3ebc6e8f8d575f1fb0e05e6c69e5c9d374c6e Command-line tool for generated random
0d5ef688fbc272fa2fc23d7fee4e03766c168b89 Command line tool for Viterbi evaluatio
7be42824a0767d4208b9dcd7da49beee06ff15ee command-line util for baum-welch algori
3d62dfbeb33777cfb77134b52c7f2b32382eb0dd better tmp path handling in Distributed
and there are no things like "0002-maven-release-plugin-copy-for-tag-mahout-0.5"