what is mdimport process?

benlee

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My fans were running at about 4500 rpms and I wasn't doing any intense processes. I checked processes ad mdimport was using around 50% of my cpu. well the % was varying from 10-50 anyway.

Anyone know what it is?

Thanks
 

benlee

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Thanks

haha. so was that a bad idea to abort it?

how often does it do it?
 

cpgneinc

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Jan 16, 2010
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Aborting process during Spotlight

I noticed mdimport process running on my G4 as well. You can count on it after a backup or a large file transfer. After running my backup, mdimport is active for just a few minutes. I see the activity light going on the front of my external drive after the backup completes. Then, it's done. I would say give your machine the three or four minutes it needs to run this process, it will finish and get out of the way on its own.
 

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