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

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Thu Nov 15 22:17:04 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 22:05 +0000, Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:

> 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. 

I see. In this case I guess it has encountered a file that makes 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). 

You can disable it by going to menu System > Preferences > Sessions.
There you can uncheck Tracker on the first tab.

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