If that is what you are thinking, and you have a quite big git repository (well, at least mine is about 409 MB, don’t know if that qualifies a quite big), you might encounter a few problems using EGit, the Eclipse git plugin. A quick fix that restored Eclipse to a reasonable responsiveness is to disable label decoration for the git plugin. To do so navigate to Window->Preferences->General->Appearance->Label Decorations and unselect git.


Label decorations had an impact between 10-20 seconds every time I modified the git repository. I can live without fancy decorations, and by the way, check out my tig config file, that is fancy ;)