Re: Proposed module: tracker

2007/1/12, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro <gjc inescporto pt>:
  Having tried tracker 0.5.3 for a couple of days what I have to say is:
    1. it uses little memory;
    2. it requires _a lot_ of CPU power.

  Basically point 2 is a killer.  No one is going to want to run this
except in servers.  Keeping the CPU busy almost 100% of the time is not
nice: consumes more power, gets my computer fan running faster and more
loudly.. I can't even begin to imagine what a nightmare it will be for
laptop users..

How much cpu does updatedb takes? It is what  we are using with gnome-search-tool right now. Everytime cron start it, it starts eating my cpu every day.

Tracker don't have to  every file every day since it uses inotify and keeps track of what's been indexed. From a T-S-T inclusion point of view, I can't see anything but benfits.

  Maybe this kind of indexing technology, be it tracker or beagle, is
simply not something that we want to shove into users' desktops.  Either
this gets much much better optimised in the future, or we have to wait
for more powerful hardware.  In any case, I'm -1 for including tracker
in GNOME 2.18; let's wait and see how this evolves at GNOME 2.20 time.

Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
<gjc inescporto pt> < gustavo users sourceforge net>
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Un saludo,
Alberto Ruiz

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