git-annex basically renders my repository unmanageble. What is the best and save way to recover?
Here is my situation:
I have a fairly large repository with ~8000 managed files taking about 65GB of disk space.
git-annex worked well there. But some programs choke on the symlinks. So, I converted the repository to direct mode. The transition worked well.
Now git status reports a type change for the ~8000 files.
But as soon as I run
git commit -m "typechange" even-only-one-of-the-files
git-annex pre-commit . eats 3.5GB of ram, where I
usually kill it, as I only have 4GB of ram....