Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:38 pm
I am running KDE Neon user edition. Recently I have noticed that my laptop has been slow and sluggish. I have found baloo_file_extractor to be the culprit. After a while is consumes 4 GB or RAM and between 50 and 100% of my CPU. As soon as I kill the process my laptop speeds up again. I'm not sure exactly when this started but it has been during the last couple of months. I have noticed I have a very large ~/.xsession-errors file with a lot of baloo references in it. I find a lot of this:
org.kde.baloo: Found removable storage volume for Baloo undocking: "/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-10/1-10:1.0/0003:1FD2:6007.0008/input/input22/mouse2"
org.kde.baloo: Found removable storage volume for Baloo undocking: "/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-10/1-10:1.0/0003:1FD2:6007.0008/input/input22/event9"
org.kde.baloo: Found removable storage volume for Baloo undocking: "/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-10/1-10:1.0/0003:1FD2:6007.0008/input/input22"
but not sure if that is relevant. How can I find out what is causing this and possibly get baloo to behave like it did in the past? I've been poking around in forums and found that baloo can be a problem at times, but not a way to troubleshoot it. Mostly it seems like people disable it which I do not want to do since I use file search a lot.