[kde-linux] baloo_file_extractor - huge disk usage?

Vojtěch Zeisek vojtech.zeisek at opensuse.org
Fri Aug 14 06:59:12 UTC 2015

Dne Čt 13. srpna 2015 14:36:35, Mark Knecht napsal(a):
> Hi,
>    I'm not sure if this is a Gentoo issue or a KDE issue so I'll start
> on the KDE list. Thanks in advance.
>    I have a problem that's developed recently. The basic symptom is
> the machine slows down horribly at some point in the afternoon with
> the disk activity light is full on - no blinking at all. This results
> in all applications - Virtualbox, Chrome, etc. - essentially ceasing
> to operate correctly and KDE to sometimes locking up for 5-10 minutes.
> Due to recent messages from Gentoo devs requiring baloo I've started
> looking there.
>    When I'm in this state where disk activity appears to be 100% I see
> large wait percentages in top. (3 CPUs in this state right now.)
> Running iotop it appears that something called baloo_file_extractor is
> spending 99.9% of its time waiting.

There has been several bugs reported on that topic...

Vojtěch Zeisek

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