Processes eating CPU cycles.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by WinterMute, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

    WinterMute

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    London, England
    #1
    Anyone have any idea what the process called "mdimportserver" is about?

    It's eating cycles on my PowerBook, sometimes up to 98%, and the fan is running constantly at the moment.

    I've restarted and repaired permissions etc,

    It's only been there for the last few days.

    I'm on 10.4.2
     

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  2. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    #2
    My guess is it's to do with Spotlight: it's a "metadata import" thing. You must have some drive it keeps trying to index.
     
  3. WinterMute thread starter Moderator emeritus

    WinterMute

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    London, England
    #3
    Got nothing hanging on the ports at the moment, I tried reattaching the LaCie's in case I'd interrupted their indexing, but it didn't do anything.

    I've got a widget or two misbehaving at the moment though, I'll play around with those.

    Thanks.
     

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