git annex get performance issues with rsync

Joey Hess joey at
Wed Jan 18 21:15:42 CET 2012

Adam Spiers wrote:
> OK.  You mean this?

More like this:

> > You can enable ssh's connection sharing though. (ControlMaster)
> The figures above were already with ControlMaster enabled.
> It helps, but the rsync invocation per file still hurts a lot.

Are you actually measuring a significant time used in starting rsync?

I think it more likely that time is spent recording location logs to the
git-annex branch. You also mentioned you were using --copies, which
requires looking up the location log for each file, even ones that would
not otherwise be processed.

see shy jo
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