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Memory - what are you doing!?


Just trying to delete some files via SourceTree... yikes.

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Mike Corsaro
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Oct 11, 2019


How big are the files you’re deleting? Can you also check the memory of the git process that’s running? Also, try toggling the “Disable Libgit2” too. If you have a big repo libgit2 will have to load that into memory. 


Working set memory is generally a misleading metric. It includes memory shared by other processes (.Net CLR, git) not the actual memory use of the process. 

It wasn't particularly large files, but a lot of them. Couple of 100MB in total.

Where can I find the option to disable libgit2? 

After the delete was done memory use shrunk back to the normal size of a few MB. 

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