On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 06:46:57PM +0000, John Keeping wrote:

> I think the simple reality is that Git was written with the assumption
> that stat is cheap and that isn't really the case on Windows, where the
> filesystem cache doesn't seem to do that well with this.

Yes, I think that's pretty much the case (though most of my
Git-on-Windows experience is from cygwin long ago, where the stat
performance was truly horrendous). Have you tried setting
core.preloadindex, which should run the stats in parallel?

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