No time to blog yesterday, but I somehow found the time to fix the second to last known major issue with v6 mode, a database inconsistency problem involving touching annexed files.

The only remaining blocker for v6 not being experimental is that git checkout of large unlocked files can use a lot of memory (and doesn't honor annex.thin).

Also I finally have a rought plan for how to hide missing files: Have git annex sync update the working tree to only show visible files. Still details to work out, but it would be great to finally get this often-requested feature.