Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at
Mon Jan 4 06:37:22 UTC 2016

Hi Tim,

Baloo is the indexing file for the newest versions of Kubuntu.  It allows you a quick 
search within the file manager and Kontact. Quite useful though.

The only downside is that it takes some time to index all files in your system. It 
took me at the beginning something like 2-3 hours, but then all worked smoothly. 

I think if you stop the process the system would not be harmed, but you will miss 
the find functionality.

Skype: gkourtev

On Sunday 03 January 2016 19:09:22 Timothy A. Holmes wrote:
> Hi Folks:
> I have a process that at times consumes a HUGE amount of resources
> called baloo_file.  For the fun of it, I tried killing the thread today,
> and it killed without any visible effects on the system.  Can someone
> please fill me in on what it is and what it does, and why I would want
> it on my system.  At times, it is consuming up to 97% of my processor count
> Thanks

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