Comment 13 for bug 361205

Ryan Steele (rgsteele) wrote :

tracker bug draft

Hi Chris,
I am also experiencing this issue. After installing the build from your PPA everything seemed to be fine, but after attempting to perform a search in Tracker I am receiving repeated popups saying "There was an error while performing indexing: index corrupted". I ran "ps aux | grep trackerd" to find the PID to kill the process but got an error that there was no such process. Turns out that trackerd appears to be continuously dying and restarting:

ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10017 51.7 3.0 49392 31336 ? R 13:18 0:09 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10022 0.0 0.0 4416 812 pts/0 S+ 13:18 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ kill 10017
bash: kill: (10017) - No such process
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10024 15.7 1.4 32568 14656 ? R 13:18 0:02 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10027 0.0 0.0 4416 804 pts/0 R+ 13:18 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10024 25.4 2.1 40816 22252 ? R 13:18 0:05 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10038 0.0 0.0 4416 808 pts/0 S+ 13:19 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10024 28.7 2.3 42000 23568 ? R 13:18 0:06 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10040 0.0 0.0 4416 800 pts/0 R+ 13:19 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10024 32.2 2.5 44480 26164 ? R 13:18 0:08 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10042 0.0 0.0 4416 812 pts/0 S+ 13:19 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10024 39.4 3.1 49436 31536 ? R 13:18 0:11 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10044 0.0 0.0 4416 808 pts/0 S+ 13:19 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10024 42.0 3.3 53320 34056 ? R 13:18 0:13 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10046 0.0 0.0 4416 808 pts/0 S+ 13:19 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10024 43.6 3.4 54496 35276 ? R 13:18 0:14 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10048 0.0 0.0 4416 812 pts/0 S+ 13:19 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10024 45.8 3.6 56072 36936 ? R 13:18 0:15 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10050 0.0 0.0 4416 812 pts/0 S+ 13:19 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$ ps aux | grep trackerd
ryan 10052 42.2 1.5 33520 15468 ? S 13:19 0:01 /usr/lib/tracker/trackerd
ryan 10055 0.0 0.0 4416 808 pts/0 S+ 13:19 0:00 grep trackerd
ryan@ryan-laptop:~$

The following line is repeated hundreds of times in /home/ryan/.local/share/tracker/tracker-indexer.log after the indexing error occurs:

18 Apr 2009, 13:38:23: Tracker-Warning **: Could not store word 'target_url': with fatal error