Why my "trackerd" is always running and consuming 99% CPU time

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 22:16:27 UTC 2007


If Tracker is behaving weirdly, you can disable its indexing by going to
System>Preferences>Indexing Preferences and unchecking "enable indexing"
and "enable watching." If that doesn't work, you can stop trackerd from
starting up by disabling Tracker in System>Preferences>Sessions.
On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 22:05 +0000, Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:

> 
> 
> 
> On Nov 15, 2007 8:30 PM, Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org>
> wrote:
> 
>         
>         On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 19:08 +0000, Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:
>         > Hi,
>         >
>         > Under my system (Ubuntu 7.10), the "trackerd" process is
>         always
>         > running and it consumes almost 100% CPU time. Is this an
>         expected 
>         > behaviour or is it doing something else?
>         
>         
>         
>         Can you specify "always" more precisely? I'm asking because
>         for me, it
>         initially consumed 99% CPU for a while (albeit with low
>         priority, so it 
>         wouldn't actually slow anything else down), until it had
>         indexed all my
>         files. It also uses lots of CPU for a minute or so after
>         login. This is
>         to be expected, since it has to do it indexing work some time.
>         
> 
> 
> Yes, it used to do that way - 99% CPU cycle consumption at login and
> stopped taking CPU times after like 10 mins or so. But, somehow, from
> a few days ago, it has been consuming 99% CPU times for about more
> than two days and it still uses such amount of CPU cycle now. 
> 
> Yes, it is niced with lower priority (nice level is 19 in my case),
> but it still burns my CPU as it (trackerd) keeps giving a full stress
> (almost 99%) to it.
> 
> Killing "trackerd" process is the only way to stop that at this
> moment, which isn't a fun task every time you login (or start the
> system). 
> 
> 
>  
>         
>         
>         
>         But after a while, once it had indexed everything, it stopped
>         doing 
>         that. If in your case the situation continues for days or
>         weeks, then it
>         is probably a bug. There are some known bugs that cause this,
>         see here:
>         https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/+bugs?field.searchtext=tracker
>         +cpu
>         
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