Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 222078
Beagle and evince-thumbnailer hang when indexing
Last modified: 2008-05-06 13:19:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
Beagle is indexing in the background when CPU goes to 100% and stays there for over 20 minutes. Looking at system monitor shows beagle-helper active and evince-thumbnailer at 99%. Killing the process is required. Also after many weeks of beagle running in the background, Beagle still has not indexed most of my home dir.
I know beagle problems are common and difficult to track somtimes, however putting beagle 0.2.14 (the latest) into FC6 updates may fix this and other problems.
From the beagle website:
Beagle version 0.2.13 and older are buggy
Bugs in older versions existed that could cause directories to be continuously reindexed. If that directory was created on-demand with a number of files in it (such as untarring a tarball), this can cause 100% CPU utilization.
Beginning with Beagle 0.2.14, the Beagle GUI will display an informational message box if the initial indexing process is running and that results may be incomplete. This box will disappear when the initial crawl has finished.
We have seen problems -- usually with proprietary file formats that have to be reverse-engineered, like Microsoft Office -- where certain files can cause infinite loops in filters, which cause Beagle to use all the CPU. If you suspect this is the case, a debugging system added in Beagle 0.2.14 might help.
From the above, beagle-0.2.14 would be a worthy update for FC6. Is it coming?
Also, are there problems with evince-thumbnailer?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start beagle.
2. Wait for random 100% CPU utilisation for a long period of time.
!00% CPU and no indexing.
Occassional CPU usage and index whole home dir.
beagle should be removed from the default installation until it is somehow
useful and not just producing noise on a machine.
It causes my completely idle laptop to run the fan for 24h continously.
Killing it makes the machine silent and work as expected.
What a big pile of .......
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