[maemo-users] [maemo-users] metalayer-crawler

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Fri Jan 26 17:45:07 EET 2007

ext william maddler wrote:
> first of all I have to say that I am *very* impressed by the N800, great
>  device!
> By the way, I just found metalayer-crawler0 is eating up a lot of CPU, I
> have 4 processes, and at least one is eating at least 50% of my CPU, all
> the time.

How did you trigger that (what did you do before that)?

Did it eventually stop using the CPU (without rebooting)
i.e. is this a temporary problem?

If you reboot, can you get it again to consume that much CPU
i.e. is the problem (easily) re-producable?

Could you file a bug to Maemo bugzilla about this (with the above info)
and send link to the bug here?

> As far as I discovered, metalayer-crawler is in charge of collecting
> "information about the comings and goings of media files in the system.
> The metadata of media files is automatically extracted using
> Libmetalayer for other applications to use."
> I ended up to completely disable the daemon.
> My questions:
> 1) Has anyone else experienced same problem.
> 2) Could the absence of the daemon, be a problem for other applications
> (i.e. Media Player)?

Not sure, but I think Mediaplayer gets the files in its "library"
from the crawler database.

	- Eero

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