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RE: cherry-pick very slow on big repository




Kevin Willford:

Since this is happening during a merge, you might need to use merge.renameLimit
or the merge strategy option of -Xno-renames.  Although the code does fallback
to use the diff.renameLimit but there is still a lot that is done before even checking
the rename limit so I would first try getting renames turned off.

That makes quite a large difference, with this setting it finishes in just a few seconds:

  $ time git -c merge.renameLimit=1 cherry-pick -x 717eb328940ca2e33f14ed27576e656327854b7b
  [redacted 0576fbaf89] Redacted
   Author: Redacted <redacted>
   Date: Mon Oct 16 15:58:05 2017 +0200
   1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

  real    0m15,473s
  user    0m14,904s
  sys     0m0,488s

I'll add this setting for the repository for the future, thank you!

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