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Error while indexing [message #311] Tue, 14 July 2015 18:53 Go to next message
Ajk Sanders
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Registered: July 2015
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Got this error while indexing a folder on an external drive.

2015/07/14, 17:39:17 +0100: ### Crawler should be relaunched: Spotlight
importer com.apple.MDImporter.PDF is leaking 256 MB of memory ###
2015/07/14, 17:39:23 +0100: Stopping Crawler

Don't know if that is a Spotlight error or a FoxTrot error.
Re: Error while indexing [message #312 is a reply to message #311] Wed, 15 July 2015 11:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
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Registered: April 2020
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Ajk Sanders wrote:

> Got this error while indexing a folder on an external drive.
>
> 2015/07/14, 17:39:17 +0100: ### Crawler should be relaunched: Spotlight
> importer com.apple.MDImporter.PDF is leaking 256 MB of memory ###
> 2015/07/14, 17:39:23 +0100: Stopping Crawler
>
> Don't know if that is a Spotlight error or a FoxTrot error.

FoxTrot uses Spotlight's metadata importers to extract indexable text from documents; some of these importers are bundled with OS X, and some other come with third party applications. Sometimes, some of these importers can forget to release memory (either systematically, or when processing malformed documents for example), and if you have hundreds of documents like this, the crawler process can end up using gigabytes of memory. In version 5.5, we now detect this, and automatically relaunch the crawler so the memory can be reclaimed. This appears in the log file because it reveals a bug in the importer, but indexation should continue normally and transparently.


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Re: Error while indexing [message #313 is a reply to message #312] Fri, 07 August 2015 02:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ajk Sanders
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Registered: July 2015
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Still getting error messages in the latest beta, latest Mac OS.

2015/08/07, 01:05:21 +0100: ### Crawler should be relaunched: Spotlight
importer com.apple.MDImporter.PDF is leaking 260 MB of memory ###
2015/08/07, 01:05:22 +0100: SIGTERM
2015/08/07, 01:05:27 +0100: Stopping Crawler
Re: Error while indexing [message #314 is a reply to message #313] Fri, 07 August 2015 10:01 Go to previous message
FoxTrot Engineering
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Ajk Sanders wrote:

> Still getting error messages in the latest beta, latest Mac OS.
>
> 2015/08/07, 01:05:21 +0100: ### Crawler should be relaunched: Spotlight
> importer com.apple.MDImporter.PDF is leaking 260 MB of memory ###

The problem is in Spotlight's PDF metadata importer; FoxTrot now detects the problem, and relaunches its crawler in order to reclaim leaked memory, then indexing should continue automatically.
So, even if we log this event in the crawler log, indexing should work perfectly.

Thanks for the report anyway


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