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[Bug 135115] [NEW] tracker causing very high disk useage/thrashing


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Binary package hint: tracker

I've been tracking gutsy for a few months now, recently i noticed my
disk just seems to be constantly in use (its not very quiet in this
machine). The only things that seem to be running according to top are
trackerd processes. They are reniced to 19 which seems sensible, but the
disk useage is just crazy.

Doing a full dd  dump of the entire disk takes roughly 15minutes.
However the tracker processes just seem to run for ages (>1hour) and
cause the disk to be constantly in use for this whole time. Every now
and then the system just seems to stall and things that take < 1 second
usually (opening a terminal window is a good test of this) end up taking
approximately 10 seconds. During these stalls the whole interface seems
to be unresponsive too.

I dont know exactly whats going on that causes this, but the only
consistent element when investigating this has been 3 trackerd process,
niced at 19, using roughly 9% cpu each (although this cpu use percentage
does jump around alot, varying from 1% to 10%).

** Affects: linux (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Medium
         Status: Incomplete

tracker causing very high disk useage/thrashing
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