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Re: Making indexing optional ?
I think I submitted my request circa 2014 under the previous bug
tracking system - was it hosted by Ubuntu-one? - but yes, the idea is
I just downloaded the development version, extracted it into a temporary
folder, and ran it via the ./zim.py command.
Indexing took some 15 minutes. Below a snapshot of what top was saying
about the execution.
top - 12:45:28 up 3 days, 16:12, 1 user, load average: 1.87, 1.92, 2.48
Tasks: 356 total, 3 running, 353 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
%Cpu(s): 13.0 us, 5.4 sy, 0.0 ni, 81.6 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si,
MiB Mem : 31658.1 total, 320.9 free, 19312.0 used, 12025.3 buff/cache
MiB Swap: 976.0 total, 0.0 free, 976.0 used. 10085.6 avail Mem
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
159310 mario_b+ 20 0 771220 80184 43420 R 100.0 0.2 *14:42.13
Please let me know if there is more I can do.
On 4/23/21 11:25 AM, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
Yes that explains, those large files will have a big impact on the
You are referring to this issue: Make indexer ignore text files that
are not zim pages · Issue #907 · zim-desktop-wiki/zim-desktop-wiki
is fixed in the development branch and will be in the next release.
With that fix the indexer will read the first line of each file to
decide whether it is a zim file or not, and if not it will not try to
access the contents.
Would be great if you have a chance to test the development branch and
see whether it works in practice for your case !
On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 7:32 PM Mario Bezzi
The folder contains 3118 ".txt" files, for a total of 2GB of data.
Some large txt files are attachments. A long time ago I submitted
a request to avoid indexing these. Not sure it has been fulfilled
On 4/8/21 7:32 PM, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
Can you indicate how big your notebook folder is? Either an
extreme case, or some bug making it take much longer than needed.
Op do 8 apr. 2021 15:59 schreef Mario Bezzi
Thanks Jaap, I was not aware of this.
To give you an idea, I just restarted Zim, and indexing kept
a processor 100% busy for 13 minutes to come to an end. It
was nice if this could be avoided.
On 4/8/21 10:06 AM, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
The indexing is not used for searching alone, it is also
needed to e.g. present the page tree in the side pane and to
Op do 8 apr. 2021 09:34 schreef Mario Bezzi
I may be the only one, but with my quite large notebooks
I do find the
search function impractical, and for this reason I never
use it. Still,
when it starts, Zim goes crazy for a long time indexing,
and I came to
the conclusion that this is normal.
If this is the case, I would like to file a requirement
to add the
ability to make indexing optional.
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