this is an excellent idea !
baloo should be an optional package, as long as this package can trigger serious lags on a modest PC configuration ( hard disk and not SSD, slow CPU )
Last edited by Potomac (2014-04-30 17:44:02)
Adding /home to the blacklist causes Baloo to use very to no HD resources at all, but now jbd2/dm-3-8 is using 60% of HD resources.
Same for me. Added $home folder to the no-search list and these are the top processes for me now:
sudo iotop -a 34.70% [jbd2/sda7-8] 5.76% baloo_file_cleaner 2.10% [jbd2/sda6-8]
This may be of some interest:
It seems to have most of the options of the old Nepomuk KCM: whitelist for folders, ignore files by mimetype and regexp and suspending the service. Haven't really tried suspending, so I can't tell you how and if that works, but the rest works just fine.
This may also be of value: http://community.kde.org/Baloo/Debugging
I note that in the next version of KDE "On disabling Baloo, the baloo_file_cleaner would take some time in cleaning the database in 4.13.0. This has been fixed with 4.13.1, it now just directly deletes the database files."
At least that is some progress, but also from an upstream KDE bug the baloo author seems to be listening to the "feedback" on baloo, and says, "Guys, this is not the place to rant. I've re-opened the bug and may/may-not add an explicit button for 4.13.1." - again progress of a sort!
Last edited by mcloaked (2014-05-02 09:06:14)
I think 90% kde users disable index system(akonadi,nepomuk,baloo.....)
put your home dir in the blacklisting box in System Settings -> Desktop Search.
Kdepim programs stop workin,i dont use any.
StartServer=true >> StartServer=false
and optionary,be careful(del)
Hopefully this will come through in the next KDE update....
I can just report my use case.
I did not use Nepomuk before so there was no DB to migrate from.
I installed baloo, this is on my laptop in sig. It's a 5 years old machine, with a recent SSD installed.
I don't have many files tho.
Baloo has worked flawlessly so far. It provides useful features and I was able to stop using the FSrunner Krunner which was vital for replacing what Nepomuk should have had.
So far so good.
I've recently installed KDE in three different laptops and no problems with those either.
In my opinion those having problems area very small very noisy minority. This does not mean that a disable button (with extended description on what features you are going to lose) should not be included, having choices is always better.
95% of the users will not even notice it tho and will just use their computers as they always did. People who believe 90% of KDE users are power users definitely do not see further than the end of their nose.
Hardware: 2016 Dell XPS15 - FullHD - i5-6300HQ - 8GB DDR4 - Nvidia GTX960M - Samsung 840EVO 250GB SSD - 56Wh
Software: Plasma 5 - rEFInd - linux-ck - preload - prelink - verynice - psd - bumblebee
Some necro ... but baloo strikes again - now it's launched to make previews by dolphin and gets more and more copies until dolphin closed.
>sudo chmod -x /bin/baloo_file_extractor
...just have no words how I'm tired of it ....