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


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    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.


    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 65816


    Oct 25, 2007
    Check your Console and see if it's getting hung up on a file.
  3. chmanie macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2011
    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


    Dec 5, 2009
    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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