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Old 02-04-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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what is tracker-store (and similar names) doing taking so much CPU time


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

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Old 02-05-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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I found this. Maybe it will help:

http://blogs.gnome.org/mr/2009/09/18/tracker-update-2/
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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I have no idea what any form of tracker store does

why add overhead to existing database read/write

I use OCI for Oracle and it is the fastest

I use Qt APIs for MySQL

I use MS APIs for SQL Server

sounds like ODBC which is well known to be slow

How can I shut it off besides using kill -9

It eats my CPU even when I am doing no RDB access
 
Old 07-10-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
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This is probably a bit late, but anyway, tracker-store is part of tracker, a program that scans certain specified locations on your hard drive (and other places like your emails) and indexes the contents into a database. This allows you to do fast file contents searches. To the best of my knowledge, tracker-miner-* are programs that scan data and tracker-store is the program that stores the metadata in a database for fast access later. Tracker uses a database for its own purposes, so it makes sense that it can use your CPU even when you are not dealing with RDB access yourself.

To be clear, under normal operation, tracker should not have excessive CPU requirements as it should be IO bounded, not CPU bounded. However, I too have had issues with tracker doing what you describe, particularly on login and X startup. A little searching found this (for MeeGo, I didn't know they used X).

To solve your problem in the short term, look over the suggestions in the link. You could also configure tracker to index nothing (see program tracker-preferences), thereby probably stopping it from doing any work at all. Or you could try removing the package entirely, but I'm not sure if that would break anything or not.
 
Old 07-10-2011, 02:09 PM   #5
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Thanks but problem disappeared soon after post

tracker-xxx was eating my CPU all the time.

Firefox does that too...even when I am doing @#$%& NOTHING)

problem now is that KDE plasma is crashing about 1 in 5 times on startup

When I am doing NOTHING

I use "top -5" and gkrellm a fun gadget for display

yum install gkrellm

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Old 12-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #6
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Tracker using up CPU and massive amounts of RAM

I'm having this same issue right now with a Fedora 16 workstation. Took appx 10 minutes just to log in this morning, as it was eating the machine alive. Output from 'top' command:
====================================================================================
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
1837 turbotad 39 19 4915m 2.0g 1792 R 83.7 25.9 5764:28 tracker-miner-f
1847 turbotad 20 0 10.6g 4.6g 820 S 15.6 60.9 1056:32 tracker-store
====================================================================================

That's a LOT of RAM for a desktop indexer to be using. Anyone know why it would eat so much?
 
Old 12-20-2011, 12:04 PM   #7
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I recommend searching bugzilla and filing a bug report

the problem just disappeared on my computer just after filing the thread

Firefox also eats the CPU when I am doing very little or nothing

I presume you do frequent

yum update and use the latest kernels...wish I could help you
 
Old 08-15-2012, 05:30 PM   #8
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I just did some work to install codecs for Parole Media Player to enable commercially encrypted DVD playback. (I used Autoplus, which I read on the site will be shutting down because of illness on 08-20-2012).

In this effort I installed (either with Autoplus or manually) Totem, another movie player. (I was deperate since I was going on a trip and needed DVD player). Before this I had no interactions with tracker, but now its gobbling up CPU/HD access.

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