Stepan Kasal wrote:
> From: Johannes Schindelin <>
> Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 13:04:35 -0500
> After importing anything with fast-import, we should always let the
> garbage collector do its job, since the objects are written to disk
> inefficiently.
> This brings down an initial import of from about
> 230 megabytes to about 14.
> In the future, we may want to make this configurable on a per-remote
> basis, or maybe teach fast-import about it in the first place.

Actually I tested this patch and it makes no difference. Before and
after the patch the repository size is exactly the same (and so is the

That is because after the initial import there are no loose objects,
every thing is into one big pack, so `git gc --auto` does nothing.

> Could anyone on the list try to reproduce the performance problem
> that triggered this?

I'd say this patch is not doing anything in recent versions of Git.

Felipe Contreras
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