I have just started using git annex, and I cloned the annex onto an external usb formatted as exFAT. I am using Mac OS X.

The clone went fine, but when running git annex init the following happened

``` Detected a filesystem without fifo support.

Disabling ssh connection caching.

Detected a crippled filesystem.

Disabling core.symlinks. (merging origin/git-annex into git-annex...) (recording state in git...)

Enabling direct mode. `` then git annex appears to get stuck according totop`:

``` PID COMMAND %CPU TIME #TH #WQ #PORT MEM PURG CMPRS PGRP PPID STATE BOOSTS

86934 git-annex 0.0 01:07.09 4 0 13 4152K 0B 5684K 86933 86933 stuck *0[1] ```

I am running git-annex 6.20170101, so direct mode should no longer be used. Is that correct? If so what should I do to figure out what's going on?

The most relevant related thread I could find was this one Bare repo on USB ... which suggests exFAT may not work well on Linux. However, I mainly use this USB on my Macbook to supplement the SSD. Another possibly relevant thread is this one Android table ... only exFAT....

I appreciate any assitance.