Rebases and stashes are noticeably, painfully slow. This doesn't seem to happen with the outdated version of git installed by xcode - but the macports version and the version installed from git-scm.com (v2.10.1) run like molasses.

I've seen a few places (including this question) state that WebRoot is the problem, but I am not running it.

Has anyone else experienced this? Has anyone got a solution or at least tips for troubleshooting?


  • How much slower is the brew build compared to the Apple built git? How large are the files involved? – Graham Miln Nov 4 '16 at 20:28
  • I just ran time git rebase origin/master with the macports git and got "1.77s user 5.25s system 121% cpu 5.782 total". Note that my current branch is already based on master, so this command didn't effect the graph at all. Then I ran time /usr/bin/git rebase origin/master and got "0.05s user 1.61s system 424% cpu 0.392 total". – Ben Barbour Nov 4 '16 at 21:07
  • Oh, and the entire repo folder is 5.1GB – Ben Barbour Nov 4 '16 at 21:10

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