Please describe the problem.

massive repo, max cpu using

git annex add .

had to interrupt the job as it was processing 1 small file per 5 seconds after about 3h run.

I am running it on the root of a large (currently 1TB) exFAT-based drive used for archiving

The repo grew to 28G.

Is this a regular issue with exFAT? I've done quite a bit of searching. I'll do more.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  • install on El Capitan (latest) via homebrew
  • create 1TB exFAT file store
  • follow walk through to setup annex locally and on external
  • add

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

git-annex version: 6.20160126 build flags: Assistant Webapp Pairing Testsuite S3(multipartupload)(storageclasses) WebDAV FsEvents XMPP ConcurrentOutput TorrentParser Feeds Quvi key/value backends: SHA256E SHA256 SHA512E SHA512 SHA224E SHA224 SHA384E SHA384 SHA3_256E SHA3_256 SHA3_512E SHA3_512 SHA3_224E SHA3_224 SHA3_384E SHA3_384 SKEIN256E SKEIN256 SKEIN512E SKEIN512 SHA1E SHA1 MD5E MD5 WORM URL remote types: git gcrypt S3 bup directory rsync web bittorrent webdav tahoe glacier ddar hook external

El Capitan 10.11.3

Please provide any additional information below.

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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)

I'd love to say I have. You'll hear my shout of joy when I do.