Please describe the problem.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

chymera@silenthost /mnt/data/ni_data $ git annex direct
[...]
direct ofM.vta/20180730_070313_6592_1_1/8/pdata/1/reco ok
direct ofM.vta/20180730_070313_6592_1_1/8/pdata/1/visu_pars ok
direct ofM.vta/20180730_070313_6592_1_1/8/pulseprogram ok
direct ofM.vta/20180730_070313_6592_1_1/8/specpar ok
direct ofM.vta/20180730_070313_6592_1_1/8/uxnmr.info ok
error: git-annex died of signal 11
chymera@silenthost /mnt/data/ni_data $ git annex direct
commit

^C

I let it try to resume for a very long time (about a day) and it did nothing.

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

6.20170818 on Gentoo Linux

Please provide any additional information below.

This is a fairly large repository which was only just cloned and with all data transferred (git clone and git annex get . worked fine).

closing per my comment --Joey