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

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Wed Dec 8 14:20:45 PST 2010

I've posted a patch to make webkit-patch warn users when they're on a 64-bit
system with a 32-bit git:

4 seconds on every git status is huge.  webkit-patch upload has to run at
least 3 git status commands (due to expecting files to change on disk during
operation), so this means a savings of 12 seconds on your machine!


On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 4:04 PM, Mihai Parparita <mihaip at chromium.org> wrote:

> 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
> https://github.com/downloads/mihaip/git_osx_installer/git-
> ,
> or you can build it yourself (more details at
> http://blog.persistent.info/2010/12/making-git-faster-on-large-repositories.html
> ).
> Mihai
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