The crazy thing I did to fix Yosemite performance

Gustavo Seabra gustavo.seabra at
Tue Nov 4 03:08:17 PST 2014

Hi all,

I've been following this thread with great interest, and have learned a lot

However, I noticed that the whole process of installing Yosemite seems a
bit convoluted, maybe even scary,  for someone who is not as versed in the
peculiarities of MacOS / BSD.

So, how would you advice a person who has Mavericks installed with
everything in its default location and who has just basic knowledge of the
system to go about the upgrade to Yosemite?

Thanks a lot!
Gustavo Seabra.
Em 02/11/2014 15:07, "Jeff Singleton" <gvibe06 at> escreveu:

> Hi,
> So after much frustration, much stress, and of course, I broke my Mac in
> the process. Backed up my user folder from single-user mode (since my mac
> would not boot all the way). Then I wiped and reinstalled Mavericks,
> upgraded to Yosemite, and then restored my user folder.
> 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 LaunchDaemons and LaunchAgents
> and where breakage occurred.
> So...
> This literally resolved all of the performance issues I saw reported from
> many others besides myself about the performance of Yosemite via the
> standard upgrade path.
> On to MacPorts...
> - Broken link checks
> - Binary database updates
> Both go within seconds, except for the binary database initial creation,
> which took a couple of minutes. After which, everything is running like new.
> I know it is and was a pain in the rear to have to do all of this, but if
> there is one thing Apple has done correct it is that restoring a backed up
> user folder to a fresh install, puts all configurations, accounts, and
> other customizations right back to where they were with no hassle.
> I hope this gives some insight on a sure fire way of resolving Yosemite
> performance issues.
> Good Luck,
> Jeff
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