I've imported about half of my photos into an annex on an external HDD, using metadata extensively for EXIF info, including place names.

Checking out a new view is slower than I expected, at ~6 minutes. Is this expected behavior, am I pushing the limits of file count already?

Is there anything I can do to speed things up?

% ls -1 | wc -l

% git branch -vv
  git-annex                      4e590d4 update
* master                         985ba54 add jen's phone backups
  views/Year=_;Month=_;Address=_ 795a58b refs/heads/views/Year=_;Month=_;Address=_

% /usr/bin/time -p git annex view "Year=*" "Address=*" 
view  (searching...)

Checking out files: 100% (12789/12789), done.
Switched to branch 'views/Year=_;Address=_'
real       376.80
user        17.98
sys          9.66