Bug 1653047 - tracker-miners in an endless loop indexing "problematic" files causing high CPU usage, constant disk-access, spamming journal, ...
Summary: tracker-miners in an endless loop indexing "problematic" files causing high C...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tracker-miners
Version: 29
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kalev Lember
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-11-25 05:26 UTC by Jeff lats
Modified: 2019-11-27 20:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 20:06:44 UTC
Type: Bug

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tracker-extract debug output (3.12 KB, text/plain)
2018-11-25 09:03 UTC, Jeff lats
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Description Jeff lats 2018-11-25 05:26:45 UTC
Description of problem:Description of problem:
tracker-miners in an endless loop indexing "problematic" files causing high CPU usage, constant disk-access, spamming journal, ...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have files that tracker has problems with 
2. check htop 
3. check journalctl

Actual results:
high CPU usage, spammed journal.

Expected results:

Additional info: journal results
I am still getting this
"Nov 25 15:25:37 tracker-extract[14767]: Could not insert metadata for item "file:///home/fred/Documents/Books/Grind%20Load%20-%20Seth%20Blank/CD%203%20-%20Grind%20Load%20-%20Seth%20Blank/13.mp3": Not a ISO 8601 date string. Allowed form is [-]CCYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss[Z|(+|-)hh:mm]" 
with tracker-miners.2.1.5-1.fc29.x86_64 spamming the journal and using CPU.

Looks the same as bug 1601036

Comment 1 Jeff lats 2018-11-25 09:03:11 UTC
Created attachment 1508415 [details]
tracker-extract debug output

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:24:34 UTC
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Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 20:06:44 UTC
Fedora 29 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-11-26. Fedora 29 is
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