Akonadi acting up (again)

Frank Steinmetzger Warp_7 at gmx.de
Tue Sep 17 17:54:07 BST 2013

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 05:09:39PM +0200, Martin Bednar wrote:

> > Hey list
> > 
> > Maybe you can help me here. After an upgrade from 4.10 to 4.11 on my
> > Gentoo systems, Akonadi is on the fritz again. As soon as I load KMail
> > (or Kontakt with KMail), it starts hogging a CPU core. Deleting a bunch
> > of spam mail (Ctrl+A and Ctrl+Delete) via IMAP takes a while, but gets
> > done. Loading IMAP folders works, too (I can see new mails in the list
> > and the effects of actions I did in other mail programs).  But I can't
> > read any mail, I only get the typical “fetching content” page.
> > […]
> > Do you have any advice that might help me here? I don’t relly want to
> > delete the resources and download everything anew again. If at least I
> > could find out what the hell is keeping Akonadi up.
> You mentioned that you performed a major version update. Did you run 
> nepomukcleaner? AFAIK it was recommended. Another thing I can think of is 
> running akonadictl fsck or akonadictl vacuum.

Never heard of either of those.  Both fsck and vacuum run through within
seconds and don’t output anything. I don’t use Nepomuk (nepomukcleaner
window is empty). It’s another one of those things... you know... ;-)
it’s been eating CPU in the past for no apparent reason and I never got
the hang of it, so I switched it off. `locate' is more ubiquitous for

> If you updated your entire system, did you check whether your storage backend 
> (such as mysql) needed some manual update action (mysql_upgrade comes to 
> mind).

Nothing changed there, and it is definitely mysql. I once migrated from
sqlite, but that was long ago and on another installation. (This
system is only 2 months old and started out with 4.10.4).

> I switched to MariaDB (for Akonadi and Amarok) and have been a happy
> camper since.

I don’t know enough about maria to invoke a switch. I only know that
nowadays Oracle is bäbä and a DB-learned pal always disses it in favour
of postgres. *g*
On a sidenote, I went from being an enthusiastic Amarok-git user to
Clementine due to general dissatisfaction (stupid animations everywhere,
plasma creep).  Hell, I use a console-based player most of the time now,
it’s blazingly fast and has a more reliable album management. I guess
I’m getting old. :D

Sorry for ranting, it just feels good for a change.
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