Comment 10 for bug 655831

W3ird_N3rd (w3ird-n3rd) wrote :

On my 2,9Ghz dualcore this generally doesn't cause problems, however, I'm typing this message on a Pentium 3 laptop with lucid. 850Mhz, 384MB RAM minus some for integrated video, which also ruins RAM performance. You don't want update-apt-xapian-index on this machine.

Maybe it would be an idea to check the system before running. Anything that either has a high load, has a clockspeed under 1Ghz or is an Atom and anything <1GB RAM is probably better off without this process and that's fairly easy to detect, isn't it?