Getting rid of lots of tiny annex’d files

Joey Hess joey at
Mon Jan 23 19:26:09 CET 2012

Sean Whitton wrote:
> Now that my history is full of loads of tiny symlinks and git-annex logs
> though, would it be better to start a fresh repository or will a git
> repack remove any performance issues?

There is a potential ongoing performance issue; since git-annex has kept
the log files in the git-annex branch. This makes for a larger
.git/annex/index file (which git rewrites rather inefficiently when
changes are made). The hashing used for the log files should avoid much
bloat to the tree objects, they will be somewhat bigger but not
excessively so.

see shy jo
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