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Old 11-28-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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apt-index-watch Using Processor a lot

Recently, I have noticed that my CPU usage has been up a lot. I opened up KSysGuard to see what was being so active, and I noticed that my CPU usage jumped up to about 96% for less than a second about every two seconds. I looked at the process table, and saw that a process called apt-index-watch was the cause of these CPU spikes. From the name, I am guessing that it has to do with monitoring for software updates, but I am not 100% sure. Has anyone encountered anything like this? Is it normal, and is there any way to reduce the CPU usage of this process?

Old 11-29-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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sudo killall apt-index-watcher
I was doing some reading, and the process really isn't needed. Just kill it. If you want to check for updates, go into Adept or Synaptic and check there.

I noticed many of my games are faster (more FPS) now

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