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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macincar, Jan 13, 2007.
What 's this "mdimport" process? Anyone?
That's the program that builds the index for Spotlight.
You're not near 100 %. It shouldn't be that noticeable.
spotlight? why it rebuilt all the time? sometime it just annoying. but at least i know what it is now
Any time you add, change, delete files, the index needs to be updated.
If you have really busy volumes or folders (for backups or any app that gives the disks a good workout) and don't need them to be searchable, you can add them under the Privacy tab of the Spotlight system preferences to cut down on unneeded activity.
It's a Soapsky theme, check out on macthemes.net
Theoretically, it should catch all file modifications on the fly and update its database. It shouldn't scan all that much. My copy was doing the same thing until I prevented it from scanning the Windows partition ('cause it kept doing that). Now you can't hear a peep out of it. Spotlight is still very rough around the edges...
I had that problem once, it seemed to scan the disk constantly for no real reason.
I added all my disks into the 'exclude' list in the spotlight preferences, then removed them again. It scanned once after I removed them from the exclude list and I've never had a problem since.
Hmm, that has nevered bothered me before... I don't have a busy volume though.
And it's the first time I opened Activity Monitor F@h is great! When the computer is idle it eats the cpu. When I'm using it, it goes down to 2%