1

Whenever I use anything Git related on my MacBook (brand-new Macbook Pro with El Capitan), it takes almost a full minute for each command. I did a simple

GIT_TRACE=1 git stash

and got back this:

17:04:27.460826 git.c:557               trace: exec: 'git-stash'
17:04:27.463136 run-command.c:347       trace: run_command: 'git-stash'
17:04:32.503827 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'rev-parse' '--git-dir'
17:04:34.521223 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'rev-parse' '--show-toplevel'
17:04:35.527473 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'config' '--get-colorbool' 'color.interactive'
17:04:36.534443 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'config' '--get-color' 'color.interactive.help' 'red bold'
17:04:37.538357 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'config' '--get-color' '' 'reset'
17:04:38.544472 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'update-index' '-q' '--refresh'
17:04:39.567521 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'diff-index' '--quiet' '--cached' 'HEAD' '--ignore-submodules' '--'
17:04:40.578480 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'diff-files' '--quiet' '--ignore-submodules'
17:04:41.595078 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'update-index' '-q' '--refresh'
17:04:42.612776 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'diff-index' '--quiet' '--cached' 'HEAD' '--ignore-submodules' '--'
17:04:43.621067 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'diff-files' '--quiet' '--ignore-submodules'
17:04:44.636720 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'rev-parse' '--verify' 'HEAD'
17:04:45.642275 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'rev-list' '--oneline' '-n' '1' 'HEAD' '--'
17:04:46.648038 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'symbolic-ref' '-q' 'HEAD'
17:04:47.653633 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'write-tree'
17:04:48.664282 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'commit-tree' '<hex_number>' '-p' '<hex_number>'
17:04:49.672125 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'read-tree' '--index-output=/Users/<USER>/.git/index.stash.62412' '-m' '<hex_number>'
17:04:50.707740 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'diff' '--name-only' '-z' 'HEAD' '--'
17:04:51.737890 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'update-index' '-z' '--add' '--remove' '--stdin'
17:04:52.752634 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'write-tree'
17:04:53.772245 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'commit-tree' '<hex_number>' '-p' '<hex_number>' '-p' '<hex_number>'
17:04:54.778991 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'update-ref' '-m' 'WIP on <branch>: <hex_number> <branch> Kept working for a bit' 'refs/stash' '<hex_number>'
Saved working directory and index state WIP on <branch>: <hex_number> <branch> Kept working for a bit
17:04:55.787801 git.c:348               trace: built-in: git 'reset' '--hard'
HEAD is now at <hex_number> <branch> Kept working for a bit

I'm primarily using Atlassian's SourceTree, but the problem also persists on the git command-line (also, so is the log I showed). Our source for hosting the code is multiple paid, private repos on GitHub.

Is there anything that I can try to speed up git operations? It doesn't seem to matter which operation it is, they are all slow.

I was told to ask this question here as opposed to Stack Overflow.

1

Turns out the answer to this was to disable my WebRoot software. Once that was turned off, git IMMEDIATELY sped up to expected speed.

0

Run git gc once a while to speed up things (if you haven't set it to be automatically on)

  • I've tried this, it hasn't helped. In fact, I'm writing this now as git is 'stashing' something.... – Dwebtron Dec 1 '15 at 17:24

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .