Haywire mds/mdworker in 10.8 GM?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ImperialX, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. ImperialX, Jul 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012

    ImperialX macrumors 65816

    ImperialX

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    #1
    Hey guys, not sure if any of you are experiencing this, but I'm updated to the 10.8 GM and my mds and mdworker are using up a heck of a lot of CPU. The fan also gets really loud at times randomly. I thought Spotlight may have been indexing from the upgrade, but this has been going on for almost 24 hours already. I encountered this problem with DP4 as well, so I went back to Lion. Not too happy the GM still hasn't fixed this problem.

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    Anyone seeing the same thing?

    I disabled Spotlight by typing in "sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist" in the terminal, and that fixed the problem, but I feel that this is unacceptable as a GM product.
     
  2. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

    PurrBall

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    Check your Console and see if it's getting hung up on a file.
     
  3. chmanie macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same issue here (MBP Mid 2010).

    PurBall What do you mean by "getting hung up on a file" ?
     
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

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    I had the same issue numerous times on Snow Leopard.
    Spotlight indexing never takes very long nor runs full speed. If there is something wrong it is usually quite obvious and I always simple force quit mdsworker. It respawns on its own and usually stays quiet for a while. Sometimes I have to kill it 2-3 times.
    Never was necessary to totally unload spotlight.
     

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