mds + real memory

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  1. entity macrumors regular

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    Hopefully someone has seen this before.

    As of late, my MBP has been bogged down by this mds process. It gives me the 'beach ball effect'. Google points me towards Spotlight, but no straightforward fixes. I'd rather not reinstall SL due to time constraints.

    If I quit the mds process, it restarts itself and slow builds to around 2GB of real memory in a matter of minutes.

    Surely this can be fixed, right?

    Thanks guys!!

    Edit: I hear my HDD constantly working when the process is like it is in the screenies, like it's indexing forever or something.
    Edit2: Also I don't have a Time Machine drive set up if that helps.
     
  2. entity thread starter macrumors regular

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    For some reason my attachments did attach :p.
     

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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Do you have some kind of download folder, where many new files get created or modified all the time?

    Have tried excluding folders from Spotlight indexing with the Spotlight preference pane in System Preferences?

    Or do you have some kind of UMTS stick attached to your Mac?
    I had one, and while it was connected, mds was indexing like hell, although the HDD was mostly left alone, just the process was running.
     
  4. entity thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do have a video folder of bluray rips averaging about 1.2GB per file, but that hasn't been updated in about a week.

    I'll try that now.

    No external nothings hooked up to my Mac.
     
  5. entity thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've turned off every option in the Spotlight pref pane and mds still sits at 2.63GB's :(.
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I assume you have tried restarting your computer?
     
  7. entity thread starter macrumors regular

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    Many times :].
     
  8. entity thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just to update everyone, the problem seemed to fix itself. mds now sits at a comfy 31mb. It possibly was just indexing itself, but it took a few days.

    At least everything is back to normal!
     
  9. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Good to hear. Thanks for following up with us. This way if someone else searches and finds this they see what happened. :)
     

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