Well, problem solved! However, a bit differently than suggested.
While looking for the syntax I have started by accident "git gc" for the
repos in question. It ran for a short while. And the problem is no longer
shown with git gui. So, my conclusion is that git gui doesn't do the same
or at least not always. I have introduced the gc.auto setting after
checking with git gui.
Thanks for your advice
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:23:51 PM UTC+2, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:07:57 -0700 (PDT)
> > > 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 collection.
> > 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.
> This means this option hasn't been explicitly set, and so Git GC
> algorythm use the default value.
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