Dear all,

>> Has anyone got ideas to boost the git performance on windows?
>> I am testing git on windows 2012 64 bit server (testing environment) with
>> latest git 1.8.3.
>> Intel Xeon @2.5 GHz 12 cores (24 threads) with 32 GB RAM.
>> Here are the tweaks i've done so far :
>> - uninstall non critical software
>> - disable firewall
> This is generally a bad idea. I doubt a firewall will have an effect on
> performance by itself. Either it will block traffic entirely, or if
> correctly configured, allow traffic to pass through. If some firewall does
> packet inspection on the fly, this should only affect git pull/push/fetch,
> which you don't do so often anyway.

>> - not using any antivirus
> Again, this is a bad idea. Perhaps you can set your antivirus software to
> exclude any on-the-fly scanning of your git repositories (c:\projects\ or
> whatever), or schedule scans to run at intervals where you are not using
> Git.

*Since it is only in testing environment (beside, i just need to ensure
that antivirus and firewall not affecting the performance), so i disabled

>> - disable non critical windows services
>> - set windows performance options ==> "adjust for best performance"
> Maybe those two are generally good advice for Windows users, but I doubt
> they will add much to Git performance directly.

*It helps only a little*

>> - use git portable
> I don't see why using git 
> portable<>would
>  offer an advantage (?).
 - disabled the UAC
> As with the firewall above: Either Windows will block your operations, or
> it will allow it without limiting performance (unless Windows checks
> permissions on every micro-operation - I'm not a Windows expert so someone
> else will have to correct me on this if I'm in the wrong here).

*I checked another forum and they advise to turn of UAC and try to use git
portable but none works.*

> Compared to the git performance on linux, the git on windows are wayyyy
>> slower.
>> Example on linux : 1 min, on windows : 13 mins
> It would be more useful if you would include what Git commands you are
> using here, and what the size of the repository is.

*I noticed the git fetch on each repos (~200 MB) takes longer time (5
seconds), on linux ~ 1 second.*

> How about working on SSD-drives? Since Git is largely file-system based
> (and I'm guessing a large part of Linux' performance advantage comes from
> cleverly caching file-system reads in memory), running on SSD could offer
> some big improvements.
> If you are doing some kind of one-off operations or analysis, and you just
> need a really fast Git repository for the day, you could try cloning onto a 
> disk <> and do the
> operations there. Just remember to clone back onto a proper disk regularly
> or before you reboot, so you don't lose data.

The server is using SSD disk already.
I did testing on RAMDisk previously (i thought probably disk issue) but
even RAMDisk did not improve the performance.

Is it because the machine is Windows 2012 Server ?


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