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what is tracker-store? why is it dominating CPU

Link to this post 06 Feb 11

what is tracker-store (and similar names) doing taking so much CPU time

top -5 shows high CPU usage

what does tracker-store (and similar) accomplish.

I didn't see tracker-store on the services list

running fedora 14 with all updates

Link to this post 07 Feb 11

By what I have found at https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/applications , tracker-store is Metadata database store and lookup manager. So that means that it is utilizing more resources now to index the files on your computer for a quick lookup. Depending on the amount of hdd space you have and the quantity of files it may take quite a while to complete, but it should throttle down once the initial index database has been created.

Link to this post 08 Feb 11

I've also noticed some .db files being rebuilt somewhat randomly in Fedora 14. Tracker-store isn't one of them, even though I have a few KDE apps running on my Gnome install. This doesn't seem to happen with F13, unless I haven't caught it. I don't know what triggers it, even though I've searched some of the config files.
I can understand updatedb being rebuilt if you are using yum, for example, but, I don't understand the rebuilding of other databases in what seems to be random rebuilds.
BTW - I've only noticed each db being updated once, so, this could have been part of an upgrade process. That's only conjecture, since I haven't found proof of the assumption.

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