[14.04] High/disruptive disk usage after dist-upgrade today

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Tue Apr 8 07:35:50 UTC 2014

Bernard Gray wrote:
> On 8 April 2014 16:20, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> > Bernard Gray wrote:
> > That's a bit strange. a) KDM should be replaced by lightdm.
> I use ldap for login, I need to put in an arbitrary username. The
> default lightdm interface doesn't cater for this and the default kdm
> interface does :)

That makes sense ... although you can configure lightdm in 
systemsettings to use the more traditional "User Bar" design.

> > Anyway - what does "top -i" show as processes with high CPU usage?
> > Maybe the desktop search is indexing your entire disk?
> Thanks, I've never used the -i switch for top, it showed up the
> culprit almost immediately:
> baloo_file_extr

Then you probably also haven't used the -c switch before, which would 
show the entire command, not the truncated "baloo_file_extr".


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