I keep importing data to my git annex, which gets bigger.

Today while importing an old archive (with lots of files), git import failed with this unhelpful message:

$ git annex import /Users/public/Documents
import Documents/.DS_Store
  not importing Documents/.DS_Store which is .gitignored (use --force to override)
import Documents/Recettes/recettes nicoises/20130511_201509.jpg ok
(recording state in git...)
git-annex: import: 10 failed
CallStack (from HasCallStack):
  error, called at ./CmdLine/Action.hs:41:28 in main:CmdLine.Action

It seems no data was lost: I could finish the import with "git commit" (and diff -R with the backup shows no difference). But I would like to know what did happen. And also what does the "10" mean in this context and how to get more information?

Note that I might have a real problem on this system

  • many filenames have extend chars
  • I'm not sure the mac OS locale setup is OK
  • I'm quite low on disk space and inodes:

    $ df
    Filesystem    512-blocks       Used Available Capacity   iused   ifree %iused  Mounted on
    /dev/disk1    1462744832 1441994016  20238816    99% 180313250 2529852   99%   /

The version is

$ git annex version
git-annex version: 6.20161111
build flags: Assistant Webapp Pairing Testsuite S3(multipartupload)(storageclasses) WebDAV FsEvents XMPP ConcurrentOutput TorrentParser MagicMime Feeds Quvi
key/value backends: SHA256E SHA256 SHA512E SHA512 SHA224E SHA224 SHA384E SHA384 SHA3_256E SHA3_256 SHA3_512E SHA3_512 SHA3_224E SHA3_224 SHA3_384E SHA3_384 SKEIN256E SKEIN256 SKEIN512E SKEIN512 SHA1E SHA1 MD5E MD5 WORM URL
remote types: git gcrypt S3 bup directory rsync web bittorrent webdav tahoe glacier ddar hook external
local repository version: 5
supported repository versions: 3 5 6
upgrade supported from repository versions: 0 1 2 3 4 5
operating system: darwin x86_64

Thank you!