I have run
git config --get-all gc.auto
as you suggested on the repository in question. There is no output. For
checking I have tried with another repo also no output.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:31:56 PM UTC+2, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:50:32 -0700 (PDT)
> > I am using Git for different projects and sub-projects on windows 7
> > 64 bit. When starting git gui occasionally it will ask for
> > compressing the database because of a number of unlinked objects.
> > When pressing yes, it will run a compress on the database. Typically
> > after some while (several gui openings later) the message box will
> > appear again and I do the compress again. Today I have noticed that
> > with one specific repository I can do this endlessly. Opening gui git
> > message appears, I do the compress and close git gui. Opening it
> > immediately again without any additional other action the same
> > message appears. Up to today I have been using git version
> > 1.8.0.msysgit.0. I have updated half an hour ago to the newest
> > version 184.108.40.206 as claimed on git.scm.com, but the installed version
> > shows 1.8.1.msysgit.1. Starting git gui shows the same message for
> > each starting up for particular repository. Others are still ok.
> > Any solution known? Should I worry?
> Did you try to inspect the Git configuration options related to garbage
> collection (they starts with the "gc." prefix)?
> I would inspect the gc.auto threshold in particular.
> Try running
> git config --get-all gc.auto
> in your suspect repository and see if it's set. The `git-config`
> manual page says the default is 6700, and 0 disabels automatic garbage
> Another option of interest is gc.pruneExpire, which specifies for how
> long to keep those "loose" objects.
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