Made a release yesterday to fix a bug that made git-annex init in a bare repository set core.bare=false. This bug only affected git-annex 5, it was introduced when building the direct mode guard. Currently recovering from it is a manual (pretty easy) process. Perhas I should automate that, but I mostly wanted to get a fix out before too many people encountered the bug.

Today, I made the assistant run batch jobs with ionice and nocache, when those commands are available. Also, when the assistant transfers files, that also runs as a batch job.

Changed how git-annex does commits, avoiding using git commit in direct mode, since in some situations git commit (not with -a!) wants to read the contents of files in the work tree, which can be very slow.