This can't be right - Spotlight memory size

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrchinchilla, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2009
    I've been noticing the md~ processes such as mds (in particular) and mdimport using quite a lot of CPU recently upwards of 90% and having a VM size of 100-160MB then me killing the process.
    Then I noticed this: [​IMG]
  2. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
    have you tried the basics, like repairing permissions and stuff?
  3. fpar macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2008
    I suggest you use a program like onyx or cocktail to rebuild your index.
  4. mrchinchilla thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2009
    My thinking is it keeps indexing my external hard drive, which I saw it attempt to once and it took over 3 hours, and it keeps repeating itself, I've excluded it from being indexed more than twice yet straight after I did it, it would start indexing again.
    I just repaired permissions and mds and mdworker have calmed down. But the RSize of mds is still 83MB.

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