On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Uri Moszkowicz <u...@4refs.com> wrote:
> Continuing to work on improving clone times, using "git gc
> --aggressive" has resulted in a large number of tags combining into a
> single file but now I have a large number of files in the objects
> directory - 131k for a ~2.7GB repository.

Can you paste "git count-objects -v"? I'm curious why gc keeps so many
loose objects around.

> Any way to reduce the number of these files to speed up clones?

An easy way to get rid of them is to clone the non-local way.
Everything will be sent over a pack, the result would be a single pack
in new repo. Try "git clone file:///path/to/source/repo new-repo". You
can also try "git prune" on the existing repo (read its man page
before use).
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