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#1 2018-10-27 20:02:08

MajinJoko
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Registered: 2007-08-15
Posts: 75

Desperate with tracker-store and its cpu usage

Dear all,

I have updated my system maybe 7-10 days ago. Since then, once I login in into gnome, tracker-store starts eating my cpu.

I tried everything found online but I am still here, facing my laptop working most of the time for tracker, until I "killall tracker-store".

What I already did:

1)

gsettings set org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files crawling-interval -2  
gsettings set org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files enable-monitors false

2)
copying any /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker* in my ~/.config/autostart, adding the Hidden=true line at the end

3)
removing any /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker* (!!!)


Now I'm pretty desperate. Tracker-store keeps to eat my cpu. Even if I kill it, it usually "re-spawn" in a few minutes.

Can you please help me?

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#2 2018-10-27 21:25:22

spinnau
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Registered: 2017-06-05
Posts: 34

Re: Desperate with tracker-store and its cpu usage

There is a systemd user service for tracker that is enabled by default:

systemctl --user status tracker-store

If tracker is constantly using your CPU, then something may be wrong. Normally only the first indexing of all files takes some time, but even that is really fast with an SSD. Possibly some files can't be indexed correctly and trigger a restart of tracker-miners. There were some of these problems in tracker-2.1 (e.g. for PDF files with non-UTF-8 metadata) that have already been fixed:

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/tracker/issues/12
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/tracker-miners/issues/6

Are there any tracker related log messages in the journal? If there are problems with indexing some of your files it would be the best case to report this upstream.

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#3 2018-10-28 08:55:36

MajinJoko
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Registered: 2007-08-15
Posts: 75

Re: Desperate with tracker-store and its cpu usage

Hi Spinnau and thanks for your answer.
A few info:
1- I disabled (somehow..) tracker maybe months ago. So this could be the "first start", that never ends because I kill the process every time
2- my /home/ is on a sata hdd, that is so much slower then the ssd where / is

These *could* explain the problem.
I will investigate on the log to see whether there is some real problem too.

Thanks!

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#4 2018-11-10 14:25:02

mssadewa
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From: Jakarta
Registered: 2017-08-16
Posts: 6

Re: Desperate with tracker-store and its cpu usage

MajinJoko wrote:

Hi Spinnau and thanks for your answer.
A few info:
1- I disabled (somehow..) tracker maybe months ago. So this could be the "first start", that never ends because I kill the process every time
2- my /home/ is on a sata hdd, that is so much slower then the ssd where / is

These *could* explain the problem.
I will investigate on the log to see whether there is some real problem too.

Thanks!

Hi MajinJoko,

I have same problem as you..
my laptop batteries drain quickly and fan is always in high work.
Try to check my system monitor and get tracker-store eat my cpu from the start till I killed the process.
Have you found what wrong with tracker-store ?

Thanks,
mssadewa


"The Sky and The Sea"

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#5 2018-11-10 21:06:51

MajinJoko
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Registered: 2007-08-15
Posts: 75

Re: Desperate with tracker-store and its cpu usage

Hey mssadewa,
I'm sorry but actually I am not able to help you.
I didn't find the culprit.

The only thing that I think sort-of-fixed it was:

$ systemctl --user mask tracker-store

The line above should prevent tracker-store to start when I log in into Gnome.

Hope this helps,
MJ

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#6 2018-11-11 02:32:01

mssadewa
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From: Jakarta
Registered: 2017-08-16
Posts: 6

Re: Desperate with tracker-store and its cpu usage

Hi MajinJoko,

actually this make my space full & cpu above temprature.
thanks for your help
have a nice day! smile

Thanks,
mssadewa


"The Sky and The Sea"

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