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Re: Magit slow on Windows

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Magit slow on Windows
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 19:54:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Bastian Bechtold <address@hidden> writes:

>> So it is not that NTFS is slower than ext4/whatever for all relevant use
>> cases, but that git is fine-tuned for the GNU/Linux filesystems. Plus,
>> creating processes is much slower on Windows than on GNU/Linux (that's
>> an undeniable fact.) As magit runs several commands for several
>> often-used operations, that makes a big difference.
> However, its performance is pretty fine on OSX, even though HFS is
> probably the worst filesystem that is still in non-legacy (FAT) use. I
> mean, a global write-lock, seriously?

The case of OSX (or any unix-like system, for that matter) is more
related to GNU/Linux than to MS-Windows: fast process creation, no
intermediate emulation layer, C system library closely tied to the OS
API, etc.

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