Linus Torvalds <> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Jeff King <> wrote:
>> 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?
> I wonder if preloadindex shouldn't be enabled by default.

I am surprised that we haven't done so.

Given that we haven't tweaked the parallelism or thread-cost
parameters since the inception of the mechanism in Nov 2008, I
suspect that we would see praises from some and grievances from
other corners of the user base for a while until we find acceptable
values for them, but I agree the feature has been in use
sufficiently by some people (heh, I just discovered that I don't
have it in my config), it can be the default.
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