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


[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Expired

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  tracker causing very high disk useage/thrashing

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Bug description:
  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%).

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