The crazy thing I did to fix Yosemite performance

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Sun Nov 2 10:57:09 PST 2014

On Sunday November 02 2014 12:06:35 Jeff Singleton wrote:

> Back story: In an attempt to figure out why the services mds and 
> mdworker were running away with my CPU. Nothing I did resolved this, 
> including putting every single folder except /Applications in the 
> exception list for Spotlight. This is where I started editing 

Did that include switching off indexing for the whole (boot) disk (mdutil -i off) followed by a reboot? That ought to have wiped your spotlight folder, presuming that the most likely performance culprit would be updating an existing (huge) database file ...


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