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 to
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
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.