[kde-linux] baloo_file_extractor - huge disk usage?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 18:31:58 UTC 2015

On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 12:49 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> So the 1 day test of disabling indexing in KDE System Settings failed,
> although not nearly as badly as it had failed earlier. In this
> incantation the machine essentially locked up for about 15-20 minutes
> but eventually came back.
> I've now rebuilt KDE with -symantec-desktop and done an emerge
> --depclean to clean out the old stuff. The file indexing option is
> gone from System Settings and there's no baloo left on the system
> other than old config files. I'll give this setup a few days and see
> how it goes. Hopefully it will be ok but if not I'll likely try some
> other environment like xfce to determine if the root cause of this is
> in KDE, Linux or maybe one of the Windows VMs running in Virtualbox.
> Thanks for the help & ideas.
> Cheers,
> Mark

Reporting back in case someone searches for this issue in the future.

With symantec-desktop turned off this problem has not shown up in a
week so as far as I can tell this was the root cause and everything is
now OK.

Thanks for the help.


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