[OT] Looking For OS X Troubleshooting Suggestions
phil at liverpool.ac.uk
Thu Sep 13 01:41:12 EDT 2012
Have you looked into the console logs to see if anything interesting shows up?
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On 13 Sep 2012, at 06:07, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:
> The Spotlight processes that I read about are mds and mdworker. I haven't changed anything significant lately (that I think is significant) but the system might think otherwise. I just don't know what else to look for.
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
> On Sep 12, 2012, at 9:53 PM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com>wrote:
>>> The one thing I found online is that the Spotlight
>>> indexing process can sometimes go crazy and intermittently bog down the
>>> processor -- Onyx supposedly allows you to disable this but I'm not certain
>>> this is the problem (not a regular culprit in Activity Monitor).
>> What are you looking for in Activity Monitor? mdworker not Spotlight is
>> what you are looking for. Also, you can see the pulsating dot in the
>> Spotlight magnifying glass.
>> Have you changed anything recently? New HD, new External HD, new
>> TimeMachine HD or TimeCapsule.
>> I have TimeMachine and Carbon Copy Cloner backups and if they ever run
>> simultaneously then things can bog down, so I'll pause one.
>> Other than that the worst I've ever had is Spotlight indexing, and it's
>> just as you describe.
>> Good luck.
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