Hi Jeff,

Jeff King wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 10:05:27AM +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:

>> Unfortunately this will wait for the git update-index command to
>> complete, making the GUI unresponsive while it executes, and that can
>> take minutes on a large repository (e.g. the linux kernel) on a
>> machine with a slow disk and a cold disk cache.  We will need to make
>> the git update-index execute asynchronously.
> Good point. We're getting out of my very limited tcl cargo-culting
> skills now, so I'll let somebody more clueful do that fix.

You might find the following patch and discussion entertaining:


Not my itch, but it was fun to write back then. ;-)

Hope that helps,
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