Please describe the problem.
When empty files are committed to a repository, git status becomes slow because git annex smudge is run for every empty file under git annex even with clean HEAD. I know git annex is for large files (rather than infinity small ones), but I'm using it to manage a GRASS GIS database, which oddly uses empty files for some things:/
What steps will reproduce the problem?
# slow touch emptyfile git add emptyfile git commit -a -m 'Added empty file.' GIT_TRACE=1 git status # fast cat 1 > emptyfile git commit -a -m 'Added a 1 to emptyfile.' GIT_TRACE=1 git status
What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?
- git-annex version: 6.20170228-g7a32e08c4
- operating system: linux x86_64 (SLE 12.2)
- local repository version: 6
Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)
Yes, git with git annex has revolutionised my scientific project file organisation and thats why I want to improve it.