[webkit-dev] Tip: Use 64-bit git binaries on Mac OS X

Mihai Parparita mihaip at chromium.org
Tue Dec 7 16:04:13 PST 2010

After complaining to a Linux-using friend for the n-th time that "git
status" was much slower on my Snow Leopard machine than on his Linux
box, I decided to look into why this is. As it turns out, most people
get git binaries from http://code.google.com/p/git-osx-installer/,
which are 32-bit. Switching to 64-bit binaries made git status go from
6.58s to 2.50s (mainly because this does fewer mmaps).

You can download a 64-bit binary installer from
or you can build it yourself (more details at


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