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

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Tue Dec 14 15:26:41 PST 2010

I've landed the patch which makes webkit-patch warn if you're using a
32-bit git on a 64-bit Mac.  If anyone finds it too spammy, please let
me know and either I can find a way to lessen the log spam, or just
remove the warning entirely.


On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
> I've posted a patch to make webkit-patch warn users when they're on a 64-bit
> system with a 32-bit git:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50715
> 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!
> -eric
> 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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