RAM usage haywire: mdimport process

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  1. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

    indigoflowAS

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    evening,

    after installing something via the Macromedia Extension Manager (while it might be unrelated) my activity monitor is showing some very strange issues.

    the process "mdimport" is eating 2/3 of my RAM, then it goes downt o 120kb, then back to the top of my real memory usage and CPU usage. the piechart is showing back and forth fluctuations non-stop.

    what does this process do? how to correct it?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    It's for Spotlight from memory. How long has it been happening? :)
     
  3. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

    indigoflowAS

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    it just started tonight, the only change to the system was installing an extension for Flash 8. might i make spotlight reindex my harddrive? not sure what that would do, but thought i'd throw it out.

    p.s. - i always appreciate your help, thanks a million.
     
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  5. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i reindexed and restarted...problem solved, not sure which one did it...but all is well. much thanks sir.:)
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Glad to hear you solved the problem. Nice work. :)
     

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