Nepomuk performance

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Wed Jan 18 10:52:25 UTC 2012

On 18/01/12 11:43, Jörg von Frantzius wrote:
> Hi,
> this isn't meant to be another bashing of Nepomuk + Strigi.
> I'm just wondering about its performance: right now I see a
> "nepomukindexer" process seemingly indexing a 1MB PDF file for minutes
> (where it should only be seconds). I already wondered why Nepomuk was
> still indexing this morning after having turned it on yesterday evening.
> Does anybody know what may be the reason, or what can be done about it?
> I already increased "Memory Usage" from 50MB RAM to 100MB in the
> "Desktop Search" / "Advanced Settings".
> Maybe there are different indexing backends to choose from, but I don't
> know where to configure this.

I have exactly the same experience - nepomukindexer chokes big time on 
pdf files and takes around 25% cpu. And it constantly reindexes files I 
have not touched for looooong time.

I have for now switched it off and am awaiting 4.8 version that I hope 
will be better.


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